Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 184

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Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/njcarutgers/public_html/libraries/joomla/utilities/date.php on line 117

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Minutes of the New Jersey Communication Association New Jersey Communication Association http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes.feed 2017-11-24T05:15:51Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management 2017 NJCA Business and Executive Board Meeting Minutes - 3/25/17 2017-04-19T21:03:05Z 2017-04-19T21:03:05Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/167-2017-njca-business-and-executive-board-meeting-minutes-32517.html Barna do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p>Click <a href="http://njca.rutgers.edu/images/exec_board_files/njca-32517_busmtg-forposting.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> to view the Business meeting minutes.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://njca.rutgers.edu/images/exec_board_files/njca-32517_bd2bd-forposting.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> to view the Executive Board meeting minutes.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://njca.rutgers.edu/images/exec_board_files/njca-32517_busmtg-forposting.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> to view the Business meeting minutes.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://njca.rutgers.edu/images/exec_board_files/njca-32517_bd2bd-forposting.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> to view the Executive Board meeting minutes.</p> 2017 NJCA Executive Phone Conference Minutes - 3/22/17 2017-03-23T15:28:59Z 2017-03-23T15:28:59Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/165-2017-njca-executive-phone-conference-minutes-32217.html Barna do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p>Click <a href="http://njca.rutgers.edu/images/minutes/njca-executiveboardphoneconferenceminutes32217.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> to view the Phone Conference paper.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://njca.rutgers.edu/images/minutes/njca-executiveboardphoneconferenceminutes32217.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> to view the Phone Conference paper.</p> 2017 NJCA Executive Phone Conference Minutes - 2/23/17 2017-02-24T21:30:12Z 2017-02-24T21:30:12Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/162-2017-njca-executive-phone-conference-minutes-22317.html Barna do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p>Click <a href="http://njca.rutgers.edu/images/minutes/njca-executiveboardphoneconference22317.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> to view the Phone Conference paper.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://njca.rutgers.edu/images/minutes/njca-executiveboardphoneconference22317.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> to view the Phone Conference paper.</p> 2017 NJCA Executive Phone Conference Minutes - 2/17/17 2017-02-24T21:25:25Z 2017-02-24T21:25:25Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/161-2017-njca-executive-phone-conference-minutes-21717.html Barna do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p>Click <a href="http://njca.rutgers.edu/images/minutes/njca-executiveboardphoneconferenceminutes21717.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> to view the Phone Conference paper.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://njca.rutgers.edu/images/minutes/njca-executiveboardphoneconferenceminutes21717.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> to view the Phone Conference paper.</p> 2017 NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference Minutes - 2/1/17 2017-02-04T19:30:04Z 2017-02-04T19:30:04Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/159-2017-njca-executive-board-phone-conference-minutes-2117.html Barna do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p>Click <a href="http://njca.rutgers.edu/images/minutes/njca-executiveboardphoneconferenceminutes2117.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> to view the Phone Conference paper.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://njca.rutgers.edu/images/minutes/njca-executiveboardphoneconferenceminutes2117.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> to view the Phone Conference paper.</p> 2017 NJCA Board-to-Board Meeting Minutes - 1/17/17 2017-02-04T19:18:25Z 2017-02-04T19:18:25Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/158-2017-njca-board-to-board-meeting-minutes-11717-.html Barna do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p>Click <a href="http://njca.rutgers.edu/images/minutes/njcaminutes-11717-tyler.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> to view the Minutes Conference paper.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://njca.rutgers.edu/images/minutes/njcaminutes-11717-tyler.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> to view the Minutes Conference paper.</p> 2015 NJCA Board-to-Board Meeting Minutes - 4/11/15 2016-04-15T20:23:52Z 2016-04-15T20:23:52Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/151-2015-board-to-board-meeting-minutes-41115-.html Barna do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> 2014 NJCA Board-to-Board Meeting Minutes - 4/12/14 2016-04-15T20:03:12Z 2016-04-15T20:03:12Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/150-2014-board-to-board-meeting-minutes-41214-.html Barna do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: #000000; 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font-size: small;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;"> 2016 NJCA Board-to-Board Meeting Minutes - 4/9/16 2016-04-15T18:31:36Z 2016-04-15T18:31:36Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/147-2016-board-to-board-meeting-minutes-4916-.html Barna do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Minutes of the NJCA annual business meeting</span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">April 9, 2016</span></span></strong><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">, </span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ</span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;"> </span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Prior to the official meeting, 1</span><span style="color: #000000;"><sup><span style="font-size: x-small;">st</span></sup><span style="font-size: small;"> Vice President Robert Mann welcomed attendees to the 20</span><sup><span style="font-size: x-small;">th</span></sup><span style="font-size: small;"> annual conference of the NJCA, and introduced keynote speaker, Rem Rieder (editor-at- large and media columnist at USA Today / former editor of </span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">American Journalism Review</em>). The address proceeded in interview format and dealt with issues of credibility and integrity in contemporary journalism. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;">1. Call to Order:</span><span style="color: fuchsia;"> </span></span></span></strong><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">After lunch, the meeting was called to order at </span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;">12:43 by President Barna Donovan. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;">2. President’s Report:</span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"><span style="color: fuchsia;"> </span></span><span style="color: fuchsia;"> </span></span></span></strong><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Barna Donovan welcomed the attendees to this 20th annual conference ( theme:” Restoring Credibility in Media”). He thanked </span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Caldwell University for hosting the NJCA and expressed appreciation to Bob Mann for his efforts in organizing the conference. The first order of business was the presentation of the awards. </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: ">Top Graduate Paper- single author:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></span><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">Freedom to Marry’s Digital Campaign</span></em><span style="font-family: "> awarded to </span><span style="font-family: ">Joe Krus</span></span></span><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">, </span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Rutgers University </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: ">Top Graduate Paper- multiple authors: </span></span><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">Case Study of Hybrid Teaching, </span></em><span style="font-family: ">awarded to Maggie Boyraz, Mary Chayko, Maria Dwyer, Chirstine Goldthwaite, Katie Kang, Surabhi Sahay, Rutgers University</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: ">Top Undergraduate Paper- single author: </span></span><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">Cochlear Implant: Group Vitality at Risk</span></em></span></span><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">, awarded to Deanna Barcley, </span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">St Joseph’s College</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: ">Top Undergraduate Paper- multiple authors(1):</span></span><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">Coastal Water Contamination</span></em></span></span><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;"> awarded to Cleo Kordomenos ( with Rebecca Mamrosh, Theresa Soya, Marc Trotochaud, Lauren Longo), the </span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">College of New Jersey</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Top Undergraduate Paper- multiple authors(2): </span></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">Transit Migration</span></em><span style="font-family: "> awarded to Kevin O’Brien (with Madison Ouelette, Maria Gottfried, Petra Kovacs , Lauren Longo), The College of New Jersey</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Top Student Poster</span></span></span><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>awarded to Christina Mastroeni &amp; Malcom Evans, </span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Kean University</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">All recipients received a framed certificate. The financial portions of the awards will be forwarded. </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">3. Treasurer’s Report, </span></strong><span style="font-family: "><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Membership Report,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Website Report: </strong>These board positions are in transition and no reports were available at this time.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;"> </span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">4. Journal Editor’s Report: </span></strong><span style="font-family: "><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>This report was unavailable at this time. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">5. Second Vice President Report: </span></span></strong><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Gina Marcello announced next year’s conference will be held at </span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Georgian Court University (Lakewood, NJ).</span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>The proposed theme is “New Jersey Comes of Age” which will focus on the strong heritage of the NJCA. She solicited the full commitment of all members of the executive board. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">OLD BUSINESS: </span></strong><span style="font-family: ">Chris Lynch provided updates on several ongoing initiatives.<strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"> </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"> </span>a. Adjunct Training and Certification Project -</span><span style="color: fuchsia;"> </span></span></strong><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000;">Today’s conference includes the second round of panel sessions in for this initiative.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Soon the program will “graduate” its first class. A handout was distributed indicating some revisions to the attendance/participation requirements. Information about this project is located on the NJCA website. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"> </span>b. Resident Faculty –</span><span style="color: fuchsia;"> </span></span></strong><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000;">With the goal of building a networked communication community within the organization, this initiative entails the development of a database of NJCA members’ specializations and research interests.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>So far at least 10 faculty are participating. For this purpose, a form was distributed at today’s conference and should be handed in.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Chris Lynch can provide additional information and copies of the form.</span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"><span style="color: fuchsia;"> </span></span><span style="color: fuchsia;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">NEW</span></strong><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "> BUSINESS: </span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"> </span></span></strong><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">a. Elections:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></strong><span style="font-family: ">Copies of the </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: ">slate of executive board positions were distributed.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span style="font-family: ">Barna Donovan opened the floor for additional nominations.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Two positions </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: ">received no nominees and were tabled in order to proceed with a vote on the remainder of the slate.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Only two positions were contested (i.e. with more than one nominee) and<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Gina Marcello proposed that in such cases, both<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>parties<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>serve in the respective positions on<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>a "co" basis. The assembled body agreed to this procedure. Barna Donovan moved that the entire slate be accepted and this was approved by a majority vote.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Therefore, the following people were elected to the <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">2016-2017 NJCA Executive Board:</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Immediate Past President<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Barna Donovan, St Peter’s University</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">President                              <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Robert Mann, Caldwell University</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">1<sup>st</sup> Vice President                  <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Gina Marcello, </span><span style="color: #000000;">Georgian Court University</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">2<sup>nd</sup> Vice President </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span style="color: #000000;">Barbara Baron, </span><span style="color: #000000;">Brookdale Community College</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Treasurer</span><span style="color: black;"> <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Christopher Caldiero, </span><span style="color: #000000;">Fairleigh Dickinson </span><span style="color: #000000;">University</span><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Recording Secretary         <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Eve Plummer, Seton Hall University</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Membership Director          <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></em></strong><span lang="EN-GB">Daniel Leyes, </span></span><span style="color: #000000;">Brookdale</span><span style="color: #000000;"> </span><span style="color: #000000;">Community College</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Journal Editor                <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Gary Radford, Fairleigh Dickinson University</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Social Media Director <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Christopher Walker, </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">St Peter’s University</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Historian </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"> <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Thom Gencarelli, Manhattan College</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Special Projects Director</span><span style="color: black;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Todd Kelshaw, </span><span style="color: #000000;">Montclair State University</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #000000;">Public Relations Director</span><span style="color: black;"> </span><span style="color: #999999;"> <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span style="color: #000000;">Allison Edgley,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span style="color: #000000;">Kean University</span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"><span style="color: black;"> </span></span><span style="color: black;"> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Member At-Large 1           <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Christopher Lynch, </span><span style="color: #000000;">Kean University</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Member At-Large 2</span><span style="color: black;"> <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>John Pollock, The College of New Jersey</span></span><span style="color: black;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Member At-Large 3         <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Mike Echols, </span><span style="color: #000000;">Bergen Community College</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>"<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>"<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Anita Foeman, </span><span style="color: #000000;">West Chester University of Pennsylvania</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Undergraduate Student Rep. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Tyler LaCarrubba, </span><span style="color: #000000;">St Joseph's College</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Graduate Student Rep</span><span style="color: #999999;">.    <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Malcolm Evans,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span style="color: #000000;">Kean University</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Organizational Rep. #1 </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Karen McNamara, Merck,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Kean University<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Organizational Rep. #2 </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">VACANT</span></em></strong><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Community College Rep.</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span style="color: black;">Philip Martin, Raritan Valley Community College </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>"<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>"<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Gary Shaffer, Ocean County College </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">K-12 Representative                <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">VACANT</span></em></strong></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black; font-family: "><br /></span></em></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor; border-image: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: double windowtext 2.25pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"><span style="color: black; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"> </span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">b</strong>. <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">Welcome to new board</strong> - As a way of increasing board member visibility and commitment. Gina Marcello invited all members of the new executive board to the stage for a photo opportunity. </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor; border-image: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: double windowtext 2.25pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"><span style="color: black; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor; border-image: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: double windowtext 2.25pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"><span style="color: black; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">c</strong>. <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">Passing of the Gavel</strong> – Barna Donovan passed the gavel to Robert Mann</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor; border-image: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: double windowtext 2.25pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"><span style="color: black; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor; border-image: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: double windowtext 2.25pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"><span style="color: black; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">d</strong>. </span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: small;">The meeting was adjourned at </span><span style="font-size: small;">1:20pm. </span></strong></span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor; border-image: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: double windowtext 2.25pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"><em> </em></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor; border-image: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: double windowtext 2.25pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"><span style="color: black; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Request submitted by Evelyn Plummer, recording secretary - 4/15/16</em><br /></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Minutes of the NJCA annual business meeting</span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">April 9, 2016</span></span></strong><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">, </span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ</span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;"> </span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Prior to the official meeting, 1</span><span style="color: #000000;"><sup><span style="font-size: x-small;">st</span></sup><span style="font-size: small;"> Vice President Robert Mann welcomed attendees to the 20</span><sup><span style="font-size: x-small;">th</span></sup><span style="font-size: small;"> annual conference of the NJCA, and introduced keynote speaker, Rem Rieder (editor-at- large and media columnist at USA Today / former editor of </span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">American Journalism Review</em>). The address proceeded in interview format and dealt with issues of credibility and integrity in contemporary journalism. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;">1. Call to Order:</span><span style="color: fuchsia;"> </span></span></span></strong><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">After lunch, the meeting was called to order at </span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;">12:43 by President Barna Donovan. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;">2. President’s Report:</span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"><span style="color: fuchsia;"> </span></span><span style="color: fuchsia;"> </span></span></span></strong><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Barna Donovan welcomed the attendees to this 20th annual conference ( theme:” Restoring Credibility in Media”). He thanked </span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Caldwell University for hosting the NJCA and expressed appreciation to Bob Mann for his efforts in organizing the conference. The first order of business was the presentation of the awards. </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: ">Top Graduate Paper- single author:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></span><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">Freedom to Marry’s Digital Campaign</span></em><span style="font-family: "> awarded to </span><span style="font-family: ">Joe Krus</span></span></span><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">, </span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Rutgers University </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: ">Top Graduate Paper- multiple authors: </span></span><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">Case Study of Hybrid Teaching, </span></em><span style="font-family: ">awarded to Maggie Boyraz, Mary Chayko, Maria Dwyer, Chirstine Goldthwaite, Katie Kang, Surabhi Sahay, Rutgers University</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: ">Top Undergraduate Paper- single author: </span></span><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">Cochlear Implant: Group Vitality at Risk</span></em></span></span><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">, awarded to Deanna Barcley, </span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">St Joseph’s College</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: ">Top Undergraduate Paper- multiple authors(1):</span></span><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">Coastal Water Contamination</span></em></span></span><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;"> awarded to Cleo Kordomenos ( with Rebecca Mamrosh, Theresa Soya, Marc Trotochaud, Lauren Longo), the </span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">College of New Jersey</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Top Undergraduate Paper- multiple authors(2): </span></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">Transit Migration</span></em><span style="font-family: "> awarded to Kevin O’Brien (with Madison Ouelette, Maria Gottfried, Petra Kovacs , Lauren Longo), The College of New Jersey</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Top Student Poster</span></span></span><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>awarded to Christina Mastroeni &amp; Malcom Evans, </span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Kean University</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">All recipients received a framed certificate. The financial portions of the awards will be forwarded. </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">3. Treasurer’s Report, </span></strong><span style="font-family: "><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Membership Report,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Website Report: </strong>These board positions are in transition and no reports were available at this time.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;"> </span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">4. Journal Editor’s Report: </span></strong><span style="font-family: "><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>This report was unavailable at this time. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">5. Second Vice President Report: </span></span></strong><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Gina Marcello announced next year’s conference will be held at </span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: small;">Georgian Court University (Lakewood, NJ).</span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>The proposed theme is “New Jersey Comes of Age” which will focus on the strong heritage of the NJCA. She solicited the full commitment of all members of the executive board. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">OLD BUSINESS: </span></strong><span style="font-family: ">Chris Lynch provided updates on several ongoing initiatives.<strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"> </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"> </span>a. Adjunct Training and Certification Project -</span><span style="color: fuchsia;"> </span></span></strong><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000;">Today’s conference includes the second round of panel sessions in for this initiative.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Soon the program will “graduate” its first class. A handout was distributed indicating some revisions to the attendance/participation requirements. Information about this project is located on the NJCA website. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"> </span>b. Resident Faculty –</span><span style="color: fuchsia;"> </span></span></strong><span style="font-family: "><span style="color: #000000;">With the goal of building a networked communication community within the organization, this initiative entails the development of a database of NJCA members’ specializations and research interests.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>So far at least 10 faculty are participating. For this purpose, a form was distributed at today’s conference and should be handed in.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Chris Lynch can provide additional information and copies of the form.</span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"><span style="color: fuchsia;"> </span></span><span style="color: fuchsia;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">NEW</span></strong><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: "> BUSINESS: </span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"> </span></span></strong><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: ">a. Elections:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></strong><span style="font-family: ">Copies of the </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: ">slate of executive board positions were distributed.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span style="font-family: ">Barna Donovan opened the floor for additional nominations.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Two positions </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family: ">received no nominees and were tabled in order to proceed with a vote on the remainder of the slate.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Only two positions were contested (i.e. with more than one nominee) and<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Gina Marcello proposed that in such cases, both<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>parties<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>serve in the respective positions on<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>a "co" basis. The assembled body agreed to this procedure. Barna Donovan moved that the entire slate be accepted and this was approved by a majority vote.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Therefore, the following people were elected to the <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">2016-2017 NJCA Executive Board:</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: fuchsia; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Immediate Past President<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Barna Donovan, St Peter’s University</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">President                              <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Robert Mann, Caldwell University</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">1<sup>st</sup> Vice President                  <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Gina Marcello, </span><span style="color: #000000;">Georgian Court University</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">2<sup>nd</sup> Vice President </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span style="color: #000000;">Barbara Baron, </span><span style="color: #000000;">Brookdale Community College</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Treasurer</span><span style="color: black;"> <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Christopher Caldiero, </span><span style="color: #000000;">Fairleigh Dickinson </span><span style="color: #000000;">University</span><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Recording Secretary         <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Eve Plummer, Seton Hall University</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Membership Director          <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></em></strong><span lang="EN-GB">Daniel Leyes, </span></span><span style="color: #000000;">Brookdale</span><span style="color: #000000;"> </span><span style="color: #000000;">Community College</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Journal Editor                <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Gary Radford, Fairleigh Dickinson University</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Social Media Director <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Christopher Walker, </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">St Peter’s University</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Historian </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"> <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Thom Gencarelli, Manhattan College</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Special Projects Director</span><span style="color: black;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Todd Kelshaw, </span><span style="color: #000000;">Montclair State University</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #000000;">Public Relations Director</span><span style="color: black;"> </span><span style="color: #999999;"> <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span style="color: #000000;">Allison Edgley,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span style="color: #000000;">Kean University</span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"><span style="color: black;"> </span></span><span style="color: black;"> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Member At-Large 1           <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Christopher Lynch, </span><span style="color: #000000;">Kean University</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Member At-Large 2</span><span style="color: black;"> <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>John Pollock, The College of New Jersey</span></span><span style="color: black;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Member At-Large 3         <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Mike Echols, </span><span style="color: #000000;">Bergen Community College</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>"<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>"<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Anita Foeman, </span><span style="color: #000000;">West Chester University of Pennsylvania</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Undergraduate Student Rep. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Tyler LaCarrubba, </span><span style="color: #000000;">St Joseph's College</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Graduate Student Rep</span><span style="color: #999999;">.    <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB"><span style="color: #000000;">Malcolm Evans,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span style="color: #000000;">Kean University</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Organizational Rep. #1 </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Karen McNamara, Merck,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Kean University<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Organizational Rep. #2 </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">VACANT</span></em></strong><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">Community College Rep.</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: #999999;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><span style="color: black;">Philip Martin, Raritan Valley Community College </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>"<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>"<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Gary Shaffer, Ocean County College </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">K-12 Representative                <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black;">VACANT</span></em></strong></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="color: black; font-family: "><br /></span></em></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor; border-image: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: double windowtext 2.25pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"><span style="color: black; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"> </span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">b</strong>. <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">Welcome to new board</strong> - As a way of increasing board member visibility and commitment. Gina Marcello invited all members of the new executive board to the stage for a photo opportunity. </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor; border-image: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: double windowtext 2.25pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"><span style="color: black; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor; border-image: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: double windowtext 2.25pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"><span style="color: black; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">c</strong>. <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">Passing of the Gavel</strong> – Barna Donovan passed the gavel to Robert Mann</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor; border-image: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: double windowtext 2.25pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"><span style="color: black; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor; border-image: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: double windowtext 2.25pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"><span style="color: black; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">d</strong>. </span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: small;">The meeting was adjourned at </span><span style="font-size: small;">1:20pm. </span></strong></span></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor; border-image: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: double windowtext 2.25pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"><em> </em></p> <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; padding: 0in; border: currentColor; border-image: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: double windowtext 2.25pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"><span style="color: black; font-family: "><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Request submitted by Evelyn Plummer, recording secretary - 4/15/16</em><br /></span></span></p> Minutes Teleconference December 12, 2014 2014-12-22T17:40:23Z 2014-12-22T17:40:23Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/138-minutes-teleconference-december-12-2014.html Laura Farrell do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Friday,  December, 12, 2014 – 9:00am</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance: </strong>Chris Caldiero;<strong> </strong>Barna Donovan; Laura Farrell; Sheena Howard; Todd Kelshaw; Christine Lemesianou; Christopher Lynch; Gina Marcello; David Pallant;  John Pollock; Evelyn Plummer;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span></p> <p><strong>1. Conference Update:</strong></p> <p><strong> a. Planning. </strong>Barna reported that all planning is proceeding smoothly and according to schedule. Chris Lynch and John Pollock are already working on preparing the some of the  initiatives mentioned at the November meeting (White Paper /  Pedagogy Workshop on Critical Thinking). As part of the initiative to increase overall faculty involvement, Chris Lynch will send out a letter  to department chairs. He might also ask board members to conduct follow up phone calls as he did last year. Another specific goal is to revive the level of  participation from members of the Rutgers community and Chris Caldiero agreed to reach out to the current president of their graduate students’ organization.</p> <p><strong> b. Call for Papers. </strong>Laura announced that the call for submissions has been added to the webpage and sent out as an email to the listserv. However, no one on the call reported having receiving that email. In fact, several people mentioned also having difficulties posting email blasts to the listserv over the past several months, so Laura will contact Andy Mudrak about the  problem. In the meantime, she will ask board members to pass on the information about the call to their respective departments. When people submit, they will  be notified (by Barna) about the registration fees/dates.</p> <p><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Update: A listserv email with the CFP finally went through on 12/18/l4.</span></em></p> <p><strong> 2. Membership categories and fees: </strong>Extensive discussion addressed the restructuring of the Institutional Membership category and the overall need to raise membership fees across all categories. One primary concern is the current situation in which the income from conference registration has not been keeping pace with the real costs of holding the conference. In recent years, the increased proportion of student attendees has also reduced revenues and the money in the treasury steadily has been decreasing .</p> <p>Chris Lynch verified that according to the NJCA constitution, the board has the authority to set fees. Via unanimous vote the following actions were approved:</p> <ul> <li>Increase the Institutional fee from <strong>$ 275</strong>.  to <strong>$290</strong>.<strong>00</strong> . As a way to encourage more faculty engagement  greater flexibility will be used for determining the components of this category, but Universities will still benefit from saving money. The basic structure is  2 faculty +  4 students but if only one faculty member attends,  that extra faculty  slot could = 2  students. Currently,  it is not always easy to keep track of Institutional  Memberships; the completion of their registration is often delayed ( done via checks or purchase orders) and  it becomes difficult to list them in advance. The additional “perks” for I.M’s include: special rates for an ad in program / names listed in program / acknowledgement  during the business  meeting. </li> <li> Increase the student rate from <strong>$20</strong>. to <strong>$35.00. </strong>Strong arguments were offered both for and against an increase, and the $35. figure was actually a compromise of sorts. It comes closer to covering the actual conference food/refreshment costs per student attendee but still subsidizes the students to some degree. </li> <li>Institute an “early-bird” registration category whereby faculty pay $90 &amp; students pay $35 prior to the 2-week-prior-to-the-conference-window. Maintaining the current faculty fee at this time supports the association’s expressed goal to increase faculty engagement--including among adjuncts.   Any registrations received within the  2 weeks prior to the conference will be subject to an additional surcharge. In this new, <strong>“<em>2 week registration” window</em> = Faculty fee goes  to  $100. and students go to  $40. </strong> It is hoped these new policies will result in earlier and more accurate registration figures and fewer “no shows” which then will enable more accurate conference planning  ( particularly in terms of ordering food) . Laura will work with Andy Mudrak to ensure the website registration capabilities are updated accordingly. <strong> </strong></li> </ul> <p><strong> 3. Financial Matters</strong></p> <p><strong>a</strong>. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Solvency.</span> The current treasury contains $3800.00 and has been depleted with conference expenses and shifting membership compositions over past years. The board began discussing strategic ways to manage NJCA’s actual expenses (e.g. the conference, the journal, Andy Mudrak [ $500.], Student paper awards [$200.@]). However, it was determined more information is necessary in order to approach this productively.</p> <p><strong>b.</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"> Questions about the journal </span>–  Sheena Howard verified that a check for $1449.00 had been written to Taylor and Francis,  paid as a yearly fee. Several specific questions were raised:  <em>Where are the royalties/profits going (article copies, etc)?</em> <em>Can some of that revenue be  used to offset some of the fees we pay Taylor &amp; Francis? Could we get T &amp; F to donate/become a sponsor to the our conference? Is the fee we paid to T &amp; F a flat fee or  based upon number of copies printed? Should we convert to a 100% ejournal structure?</em></p> <p>Chris Lynch will contact Gary Radford about Gary’s recent meeting with our journal publisher, Taylor and Francis, that was scheduled to occur at the recent NCA conference. It was suggested a summary of the pertinent information be emailed to the board prior to the next meeting so that our discussion can produce more grounded decision making. In fact, it may be advisable to devote a meeting just to discussing journal issues.</p> <p><strong>c.</strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> Regaining Non-Profit status </span>– Shawn Kildea had begun the paperwork process on this matter but the current stage of progress is unknown. Sheena will contact Shawn &amp; follow up. This is a top priority item for many reasons, including the fact that it hinders sponsors from being able to make donations to NJCA, and possibly affects how association members are able to deduct fees paid to the association.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong> 3. Board Opening: </strong>David Oh (Ramapo) has expressed willingness to assume the open position of <em>Special  Projects Director</em>. There was a quorum and the Board voted to accept this appointment. Several  “Special projects” are in-progress ( e.g. adjunct initiative, White Papers, Student Chapters, Faculty award) and details are listed in the minutes from the 11/15 meeting at Kean).</p> <p>Pending topics for the next meeting include (1) Gary’s Journal report &amp; (2) whether or not there should be separate categories of award for co-authored vs. single authored  papers.</p> <p><strong>The next phone conference likely will occur around  mid-January 2015. The next in-person meeting is planned for a Saturday in late February at Georgian Court. Gina Marcello is making the arrangements. </strong></p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 12/19/14</em></p> <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Friday,  December, 12, 2014 – 9:00am</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance: </strong>Chris Caldiero;<strong> </strong>Barna Donovan; Laura Farrell; Sheena Howard; Todd Kelshaw; Christine Lemesianou; Christopher Lynch; Gina Marcello; David Pallant;  John Pollock; Evelyn Plummer;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span></p> <p><strong>1. Conference Update:</strong></p> <p><strong> a. Planning. </strong>Barna reported that all planning is proceeding smoothly and according to schedule. Chris Lynch and John Pollock are already working on preparing the some of the  initiatives mentioned at the November meeting (White Paper /  Pedagogy Workshop on Critical Thinking). As part of the initiative to increase overall faculty involvement, Chris Lynch will send out a letter  to department chairs. He might also ask board members to conduct follow up phone calls as he did last year. Another specific goal is to revive the level of  participation from members of the Rutgers community and Chris Caldiero agreed to reach out to the current president of their graduate students’ organization.</p> <p><strong> b. Call for Papers. </strong>Laura announced that the call for submissions has been added to the webpage and sent out as an email to the listserv. However, no one on the call reported having receiving that email. In fact, several people mentioned also having difficulties posting email blasts to the listserv over the past several months, so Laura will contact Andy Mudrak about the  problem. In the meantime, she will ask board members to pass on the information about the call to their respective departments. When people submit, they will  be notified (by Barna) about the registration fees/dates.</p> <p><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Update: A listserv email with the CFP finally went through on 12/18/l4.</span></em></p> <p><strong> 2. Membership categories and fees: </strong>Extensive discussion addressed the restructuring of the Institutional Membership category and the overall need to raise membership fees across all categories. One primary concern is the current situation in which the income from conference registration has not been keeping pace with the real costs of holding the conference. In recent years, the increased proportion of student attendees has also reduced revenues and the money in the treasury steadily has been decreasing .</p> <p>Chris Lynch verified that according to the NJCA constitution, the board has the authority to set fees. Via unanimous vote the following actions were approved:</p> <ul> <li>Increase the Institutional fee from <strong>$ 275</strong>.  to <strong>$290</strong>.<strong>00</strong> . As a way to encourage more faculty engagement  greater flexibility will be used for determining the components of this category, but Universities will still benefit from saving money. The basic structure is  2 faculty +  4 students but if only one faculty member attends,  that extra faculty  slot could = 2  students. Currently,  it is not always easy to keep track of Institutional  Memberships; the completion of their registration is often delayed ( done via checks or purchase orders) and  it becomes difficult to list them in advance. The additional “perks” for I.M’s include: special rates for an ad in program / names listed in program / acknowledgement  during the business  meeting. </li> <li> Increase the student rate from <strong>$20</strong>. to <strong>$35.00. </strong>Strong arguments were offered both for and against an increase, and the $35. figure was actually a compromise of sorts. It comes closer to covering the actual conference food/refreshment costs per student attendee but still subsidizes the students to some degree. </li> <li>Institute an “early-bird” registration category whereby faculty pay $90 &amp; students pay $35 prior to the 2-week-prior-to-the-conference-window. Maintaining the current faculty fee at this time supports the association’s expressed goal to increase faculty engagement--including among adjuncts.   Any registrations received within the  2 weeks prior to the conference will be subject to an additional surcharge. In this new, <strong>“<em>2 week registration” window</em> = Faculty fee goes  to  $100. and students go to  $40. </strong> It is hoped these new policies will result in earlier and more accurate registration figures and fewer “no shows” which then will enable more accurate conference planning  ( particularly in terms of ordering food) . Laura will work with Andy Mudrak to ensure the website registration capabilities are updated accordingly. <strong> </strong></li> </ul> <p><strong> 3. Financial Matters</strong></p> <p><strong>a</strong>. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Solvency.</span> The current treasury contains $3800.00 and has been depleted with conference expenses and shifting membership compositions over past years. The board began discussing strategic ways to manage NJCA’s actual expenses (e.g. the conference, the journal, Andy Mudrak [ $500.], Student paper awards [$200.@]). However, it was determined more information is necessary in order to approach this productively.</p> <p><strong>b.</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"> Questions about the journal </span>–  Sheena Howard verified that a check for $1449.00 had been written to Taylor and Francis,  paid as a yearly fee. Several specific questions were raised:  <em>Where are the royalties/profits going (article copies, etc)?</em> <em>Can some of that revenue be  used to offset some of the fees we pay Taylor &amp; Francis? Could we get T &amp; F to donate/become a sponsor to the our conference? Is the fee we paid to T &amp; F a flat fee or  based upon number of copies printed? Should we convert to a 100% ejournal structure?</em></p> <p>Chris Lynch will contact Gary Radford about Gary’s recent meeting with our journal publisher, Taylor and Francis, that was scheduled to occur at the recent NCA conference. It was suggested a summary of the pertinent information be emailed to the board prior to the next meeting so that our discussion can produce more grounded decision making. In fact, it may be advisable to devote a meeting just to discussing journal issues.</p> <p><strong>c.</strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> Regaining Non-Profit status </span>– Shawn Kildea had begun the paperwork process on this matter but the current stage of progress is unknown. Sheena will contact Shawn &amp; follow up. This is a top priority item for many reasons, including the fact that it hinders sponsors from being able to make donations to NJCA, and possibly affects how association members are able to deduct fees paid to the association.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong> 3. Board Opening: </strong>David Oh (Ramapo) has expressed willingness to assume the open position of <em>Special  Projects Director</em>. There was a quorum and the Board voted to accept this appointment. Several  “Special projects” are in-progress ( e.g. adjunct initiative, White Papers, Student Chapters, Faculty award) and details are listed in the minutes from the 11/15 meeting at Kean).</p> <p>Pending topics for the next meeting include (1) Gary’s Journal report &amp; (2) whether or not there should be separate categories of award for co-authored vs. single authored  papers.</p> <p><strong>The next phone conference likely will occur around  mid-January 2015. The next in-person meeting is planned for a Saturday in late February at Georgian Court. Gina Marcello is making the arrangements. </strong></p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 12/19/14</em></p> Minutes, November 15, 2014, Kean University 2014-12-02T17:46:47Z 2014-12-02T17:46:47Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/133-minutes-november-15-2014-kean-university.html Laura Farrell do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Meeting <br /> Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 10:00am – 12:30pm</strong></p> <p><strong>Kean University-  CAS-rm 443</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance: </strong>Barna Donovan; Laura Farrell;  Todd Kelshaw; Christine Lemesianou; Christopher Lynch; Gina Marcello; Evelyn Plummer; John Pollock;  Suzanne Schwab</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</span></p> <p>Chris Lynch distributed the meeting agenda and thanked the group for attending.</p> <p>NB: Many ideas and perspectives were offered throughout the meeting. For clarity, all of the brainstormed ideas are listed at the end of this document. This includes a written suggestion forwarded by Gary Radford.  Some of ideas generated became initiatives and others are simply included for future reference.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">WHAT IS OUR MISSION? </span></strong></p> <p>The meeting began with extended discussion considering the optimum vision and mission for the association. Several reasons were cited for the declining levels of participation and involvement. These included the changing climate of scholarship within the state, competition with higher profile entities for faculty development dollars, and lack of a focused niche serving the needs of NJ communication educators and professionals.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MEMBERSHIP:</span></strong></p> <p>Several thoughts were offered about how to generate interest in the association and attract new members. (see list below) . Today’s attendees supported  a revision to the types of memberships and the structure of  conference registration fees. A related suggestion involved initiating NJCA student chapters on state campuses. Because the details for the proposed revisions to the fee structures were not finalized at this meeting, the formal motion to be offered for voting was tabled and will be addressed at the next board phone conference—to he held some time in early December. Many of those present expressed a preference for  phone conferences later in the day.</p> <p>In brief, the  sense of the discussion was in favor of having Chapter memberships rather than the current “Institutional memberships”.  This change would include some sort of package deal of discounted conference registration  &amp; 1 copy of the journal for schools with such chapter memberships. (Chapters already would have paid approximately $100.00 to NJCA as a chapter fee).</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">CONFERENCE:</span></strong></p> <p><strong>Programming - </strong> Barna confirmed that the theme of the Conference is being revised slightly to read <em>“A Virtual Revolution – Technology &amp; Change” </em></p> <p>A brief flyer with the Call-For-Papers &amp; Save-the-date will be disseminated soon—on line and via email. This will make it easier for faculty mentors to recruit student work before the end of the Fall semester.  Several other thoughts were offered for formulating a more scholarly/faculty-based/colloquia-influenced model for the conference (such suggestions are labeled with * in the list below). Interest in pedagogy was discussed but with a goal of developing a more pragmatic focus of adjunct teaching development. <strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Conference Fees, Registration &amp; Late Registration - </strong>Since any proposed changes to fees must be formally presented to the membership prior to any vote, today’s suggestions about (1) raising fees (by approx $10-20), (2) converting the “Institutional” membership, (3) instituting a pre-registration deadline+ late registration fees, and (4) eliminating the ability to pre-register without payment are all currently in a to-be-determined status. The goal is to ensure that  the association remains solvent and that the conference can pay for itself . In general, the conference  lunch &amp; publishing the Atlantic Journal of Communication appear to be the biggest expenditures.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">TREASURER’S REPORT </span></strong></p> <p>Chris L has been in touch with treasurer, Sheena Howard, who confirmed $1400.00 as NJCA’s cost for publishing the Atlantic Journal of Communication.  Clarification is needed in terms of the exact composition of those costs. Gary Radford is planning to talk with Taylor and Francis (our publishers) while at the upcoming NCA Conference.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">FACULTY AWARD INITIATIVE- </span></strong></p> <p>This idea, generated at the April 2014 Board-to-Board meeting, originally was offered as a strategy for increasing visibility and interest in NJCA. The corrected original composition of this exploration committee was listed as: John Pollock, Gina Marcello, Gary Radford, &amp; Thom Gencarelli.  Today, some additional brainstorming occurred about how to tie in the awardee to the “White Paper” concept (listed below). There is no report at this time.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">ADJUNCT FACULTY INITIATIVE- </span></strong></p> <p>Chris L. received widespread agreement that a major area of mission “daylight” for NJCA exists in reference to communication adjunct faculty. For example, there is no centralized database, nor is there any state-wide mechanism for pedagogy development nor is there any sort of certification. Christine Lemesianou volunteered to use Chris’ list of department chairs in order to begin compiling the database of adjunct names and emails.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">NJCA</span></strong><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> WEBSITE-</span></strong><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span></strong></p> <p>There was widespread agreement that the website needs improvement in several areas. It is perceived as dated in image and lacking in the ability to function as an informational and/or professional resource.  Also, NJCA would benefit from an infrastructure that can easily be maintained and is independent of any particular college.</p> <p>Suzanne Schwab and Laura Farrell will initiate a Wordpress site (approx. $150.). It would have a new URL and we have can have Andy Mudrak set up a “redirect” on the current site as we gradually construct a new website.</p> <p>Mostly by using an internship structure Gina Marcello {Students studying PR} and Suzanne Schwab {PRSSA members} intend to enlist students for developing site content &amp; promotional materials - including video.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> AN OPENING ON THE BOARD</span></strong></p> <p>Gina Herrman has resigned, thus leaving an opening for a “Special Projects Director.” This person would serve as a coordinator of the several ongoing initiatives—e.g. the various committee initiatives generated at today’s meeting. David Oh has expressed interest in the association and Chris Lynch will approach him to assess his willingness. In addition, John Pollock knows of a colleague he can approach.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">COMMITTEES- </span></strong></p> <p>In order to bring some focus to the many different ideas generated, Chris Lynch clarified the establishment of  3 committees and expressed the overall charge that each executive board member should participate in at least one of the committees:</p> <ul> <li><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Website Upgrade Initiative</span>_ </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Co-Chairs: Suzanne Schwab &amp; Laura Farrell</span> – who will manage the construction. This initiative still needs to create a structure for implementing content maintenance. In addition, Laura will update our Facebook &amp; Twitter. Gina M. will ensure that Laura also has administrator access to those items. </li> <li><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Adjunct Outreach Initiative</span></strong>_ <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Chair: Christine Lemesianou</span>. Christine will begin by compiling the list of adjuncts. Longer terms goals include boosting faculty development—perhaps through a certification procedure [e.g. attending NJCA pedagogy development sessions 3 years in a row to earn a certificate] </li> <li><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Student Chapter Initiative</span></strong>_ <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Chair : Todd Kelshaw with John Pollock and Gina Marcello. </span> The charge is to develop procedures and bylaws for creating student chapters on as many state campuses as possible.</li> </ul> <p><strong>SUMMARY OF IDEAS GENERATED: ( also see  document below from Gary Radford.)</strong></p> <p><br /> *&gt;John P. supports the colloquia idea  (“ people w/ PhD’s talking about interesting materials”)</p> <p>&gt;Website content could include video content</p> <p>&gt;Website content could include ongoing pedagogy-based dialogues</p> <p>&gt; Website could include a database listing people’s research areas in order to search for  potential collaborators</p> <p>*&gt; As an association, can we find a means to direct our research in applied ways? Maybe via a different conference model</p> <p>&gt;Conduct Webinars via the website?</p> <p>&gt; Send out a monthly email newsletter via our Listserv</p> <p>&gt; Institute webpage links to NJ grad programs; this will need to be monitored &amp; regularly updated</p> <p>&gt; Assign work on the website as a student projects/internships</p> <p>*&gt; Institute an Aspen Institute model (white paper generation-3 on a given topic at a given conference) a phased-in paradigm change (only one at first)</p> <p>&gt; Create a certification program for NJ adjuncts (3 pedagogy sessions | new trends in comm. research</p> <p>*&gt;Have an Exec Board meeting at ECA to discuss the topic of our just completed conf to create a white paper [2014 = “A Virtual Revolution” ] [ solicit a volunteer editor &amp; publish in AJC</p> <p>&gt; Institute a system of student NJCA chapters (1 copy of the journal per chapter &amp; special conference rates.) Will provide an additional source of student volunteers (could align w/ Lambda PI Eta chapters). Todd &amp; committee will formulate set-up structures, bylaws, dues, etc</p> <p>*&gt; Revive involvement from Rutgers. Pull in people from Rutgers: past scholars such as Brent Ruben for colloquia sessions ( also see attachment from Gary Radford)</p> <p>*&gt; Continue developing Faculty Award initiative ( recognize a scholar as a leader in Tech &amp;/or  Comm education. Awardee will attend as many sessions as  possible then build a 10 paper white paper to be submitted, edited &amp;  published in AJC.</p> <p>*&gt; <strong> John P</strong>—volunteered to submit a colloquium-type  session on Media &amp; Human Rights tied in to “A Virtual Revolution” ( citizen journalism, Human rights associations etc)  . To summarize by generating  a White Paper  to be published AJC . He has a connection at  Annenberg</p> <p>*&gt;<strong>Chris L</strong>: volunteered to create a panel session on Comm pedagogy – follow up w/ White Paper</p> <p>*&gt; possible colloquia/White Paper topic = The role of Communication discipline in  Higher Ed</p> <p>&gt; This face-to-face meeting was very productive and the Board will have face-to-face meeting  in the Spring. Current plan is  @ Georgian court (circa Belmar)  &amp; then lunch. Some time in  early March. Gina Marcello will organize.</p> <p><strong><em> </em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Respectfully submitted, Evelyn Plummer 11/19/14</em></strong></p> <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Meeting <br /> Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 10:00am – 12:30pm</strong></p> <p><strong>Kean University-  CAS-rm 443</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance: </strong>Barna Donovan; Laura Farrell;  Todd Kelshaw; Christine Lemesianou; Christopher Lynch; Gina Marcello; Evelyn Plummer; John Pollock;  Suzanne Schwab</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</span></p> <p>Chris Lynch distributed the meeting agenda and thanked the group for attending.</p> <p>NB: Many ideas and perspectives were offered throughout the meeting. For clarity, all of the brainstormed ideas are listed at the end of this document. This includes a written suggestion forwarded by Gary Radford.  Some of ideas generated became initiatives and others are simply included for future reference.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">WHAT IS OUR MISSION? </span></strong></p> <p>The meeting began with extended discussion considering the optimum vision and mission for the association. Several reasons were cited for the declining levels of participation and involvement. These included the changing climate of scholarship within the state, competition with higher profile entities for faculty development dollars, and lack of a focused niche serving the needs of NJ communication educators and professionals.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MEMBERSHIP:</span></strong></p> <p>Several thoughts were offered about how to generate interest in the association and attract new members. (see list below) . Today’s attendees supported  a revision to the types of memberships and the structure of  conference registration fees. A related suggestion involved initiating NJCA student chapters on state campuses. Because the details for the proposed revisions to the fee structures were not finalized at this meeting, the formal motion to be offered for voting was tabled and will be addressed at the next board phone conference—to he held some time in early December. Many of those present expressed a preference for  phone conferences later in the day.</p> <p>In brief, the  sense of the discussion was in favor of having Chapter memberships rather than the current “Institutional memberships”.  This change would include some sort of package deal of discounted conference registration  &amp; 1 copy of the journal for schools with such chapter memberships. (Chapters already would have paid approximately $100.00 to NJCA as a chapter fee).</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">CONFERENCE:</span></strong></p> <p><strong>Programming - </strong> Barna confirmed that the theme of the Conference is being revised slightly to read <em>“A Virtual Revolution – Technology &amp; Change” </em></p> <p>A brief flyer with the Call-For-Papers &amp; Save-the-date will be disseminated soon—on line and via email. This will make it easier for faculty mentors to recruit student work before the end of the Fall semester.  Several other thoughts were offered for formulating a more scholarly/faculty-based/colloquia-influenced model for the conference (such suggestions are labeled with * in the list below). Interest in pedagogy was discussed but with a goal of developing a more pragmatic focus of adjunct teaching development. <strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Conference Fees, Registration &amp; Late Registration - </strong>Since any proposed changes to fees must be formally presented to the membership prior to any vote, today’s suggestions about (1) raising fees (by approx $10-20), (2) converting the “Institutional” membership, (3) instituting a pre-registration deadline+ late registration fees, and (4) eliminating the ability to pre-register without payment are all currently in a to-be-determined status. The goal is to ensure that  the association remains solvent and that the conference can pay for itself . In general, the conference  lunch &amp; publishing the Atlantic Journal of Communication appear to be the biggest expenditures.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">TREASURER’S REPORT </span></strong></p> <p>Chris L has been in touch with treasurer, Sheena Howard, who confirmed $1400.00 as NJCA’s cost for publishing the Atlantic Journal of Communication.  Clarification is needed in terms of the exact composition of those costs. Gary Radford is planning to talk with Taylor and Francis (our publishers) while at the upcoming NCA Conference.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">FACULTY AWARD INITIATIVE- </span></strong></p> <p>This idea, generated at the April 2014 Board-to-Board meeting, originally was offered as a strategy for increasing visibility and interest in NJCA. The corrected original composition of this exploration committee was listed as: John Pollock, Gina Marcello, Gary Radford, &amp; Thom Gencarelli.  Today, some additional brainstorming occurred about how to tie in the awardee to the “White Paper” concept (listed below). There is no report at this time.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">ADJUNCT FACULTY INITIATIVE- </span></strong></p> <p>Chris L. received widespread agreement that a major area of mission “daylight” for NJCA exists in reference to communication adjunct faculty. For example, there is no centralized database, nor is there any state-wide mechanism for pedagogy development nor is there any sort of certification. Christine Lemesianou volunteered to use Chris’ list of department chairs in order to begin compiling the database of adjunct names and emails.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">NJCA</span></strong><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> WEBSITE-</span></strong><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span></strong></p> <p>There was widespread agreement that the website needs improvement in several areas. It is perceived as dated in image and lacking in the ability to function as an informational and/or professional resource.  Also, NJCA would benefit from an infrastructure that can easily be maintained and is independent of any particular college.</p> <p>Suzanne Schwab and Laura Farrell will initiate a Wordpress site (approx. $150.). It would have a new URL and we have can have Andy Mudrak set up a “redirect” on the current site as we gradually construct a new website.</p> <p>Mostly by using an internship structure Gina Marcello {Students studying PR} and Suzanne Schwab {PRSSA members} intend to enlist students for developing site content &amp; promotional materials - including video.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> AN OPENING ON THE BOARD</span></strong></p> <p>Gina Herrman has resigned, thus leaving an opening for a “Special Projects Director.” This person would serve as a coordinator of the several ongoing initiatives—e.g. the various committee initiatives generated at today’s meeting. David Oh has expressed interest in the association and Chris Lynch will approach him to assess his willingness. In addition, John Pollock knows of a colleague he can approach.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">COMMITTEES- </span></strong></p> <p>In order to bring some focus to the many different ideas generated, Chris Lynch clarified the establishment of  3 committees and expressed the overall charge that each executive board member should participate in at least one of the committees:</p> <ul> <li><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Website Upgrade Initiative</span>_ </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Co-Chairs: Suzanne Schwab &amp; Laura Farrell</span> – who will manage the construction. This initiative still needs to create a structure for implementing content maintenance. In addition, Laura will update our Facebook &amp; Twitter. Gina M. will ensure that Laura also has administrator access to those items. </li> <li><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Adjunct Outreach Initiative</span></strong>_ <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Chair: Christine Lemesianou</span>. Christine will begin by compiling the list of adjuncts. Longer terms goals include boosting faculty development—perhaps through a certification procedure [e.g. attending NJCA pedagogy development sessions 3 years in a row to earn a certificate] </li> <li><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Student Chapter Initiative</span></strong>_ <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Chair : Todd Kelshaw with John Pollock and Gina Marcello. </span> The charge is to develop procedures and bylaws for creating student chapters on as many state campuses as possible.</li> </ul> <p><strong>SUMMARY OF IDEAS GENERATED: ( also see  document below from Gary Radford.)</strong></p> <p><br /> *&gt;John P. supports the colloquia idea  (“ people w/ PhD’s talking about interesting materials”)</p> <p>&gt;Website content could include video content</p> <p>&gt;Website content could include ongoing pedagogy-based dialogues</p> <p>&gt; Website could include a database listing people’s research areas in order to search for  potential collaborators</p> <p>*&gt; As an association, can we find a means to direct our research in applied ways? Maybe via a different conference model</p> <p>&gt;Conduct Webinars via the website?</p> <p>&gt; Send out a monthly email newsletter via our Listserv</p> <p>&gt; Institute webpage links to NJ grad programs; this will need to be monitored &amp; regularly updated</p> <p>&gt; Assign work on the website as a student projects/internships</p> <p>*&gt; Institute an Aspen Institute model (white paper generation-3 on a given topic at a given conference) a phased-in paradigm change (only one at first)</p> <p>&gt; Create a certification program for NJ adjuncts (3 pedagogy sessions | new trends in comm. research</p> <p>*&gt;Have an Exec Board meeting at ECA to discuss the topic of our just completed conf to create a white paper [2014 = “A Virtual Revolution” ] [ solicit a volunteer editor &amp; publish in AJC</p> <p>&gt; Institute a system of student NJCA chapters (1 copy of the journal per chapter &amp; special conference rates.) Will provide an additional source of student volunteers (could align w/ Lambda PI Eta chapters). Todd &amp; committee will formulate set-up structures, bylaws, dues, etc</p> <p>*&gt; Revive involvement from Rutgers. Pull in people from Rutgers: past scholars such as Brent Ruben for colloquia sessions ( also see attachment from Gary Radford)</p> <p>*&gt; Continue developing Faculty Award initiative ( recognize a scholar as a leader in Tech &amp;/or  Comm education. Awardee will attend as many sessions as  possible then build a 10 paper white paper to be submitted, edited &amp;  published in AJC.</p> <p>*&gt; <strong> John P</strong>—volunteered to submit a colloquium-type  session on Media &amp; Human Rights tied in to “A Virtual Revolution” ( citizen journalism, Human rights associations etc)  . To summarize by generating  a White Paper  to be published AJC . He has a connection at  Annenberg</p> <p>*&gt;<strong>Chris L</strong>: volunteered to create a panel session on Comm pedagogy – follow up w/ White Paper</p> <p>*&gt; possible colloquia/White Paper topic = The role of Communication discipline in  Higher Ed</p> <p>&gt; This face-to-face meeting was very productive and the Board will have face-to-face meeting  in the Spring. Current plan is  @ Georgian court (circa Belmar)  &amp; then lunch. Some time in  early March. Gina Marcello will organize.</p> <p><strong><em> </em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Respectfully submitted, Evelyn Plummer 11/19/14</em></strong></p> Minutes Teleconference Oct 30 2014 2014-11-03T11:23:27Z 2014-11-03T11:23:27Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/132-njca-executive-board-phone-conference.html Laura Farrell do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Wednesday, October 30, 2014 – 6:00pm</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance: </strong>Christopher Caldiero;<strong> </strong>Barna Donovan; Laura Farrell; Sheena C Howard;  Todd Kelshaw; Christine Lemesianou; Christopher Lynch; Bob Mann; Evelyn Plummer; John Pollock;  Gary Radford</p> <p><strong>1<span style="text-decoration: underline;">.</span> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Board Membership:</span> </strong>Chris Lynch welcomed<strong> </strong>Bob Mann of Caldwell University who has been elected to the position of second vice-president. He mentioned some preliminary ideas for the 2016 NJCA conference to be held at Caldwell (university status awarded as of 7/1/2014). Bob and Chris L. will begin strategizing ways to maximize the association’s visibility in various ways, including via Bob’s Public Affairs radio program on WFDU.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>2. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"> Conference Updates:</span></strong></p> <p><strong> a. Planning – </strong>Barna reported that the details of conference planning are proceeding successfully and he continues to enjoy strong support from his administration, fellow faculty, and graduate students. In addition to securing space in the student center, we will have 6 additional classrooms in adjacent buildings. He will continue to explore financial underwriting for supplying pens, bags, etc to conference attendees</p> <p>Chris L. is beginning promotion of our esteemed Keynote speaker and he asked that we start encouraging paper submissions among our students and our colleagues Reminder:</p> <p><strong> - </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Location:</span><strong> </strong>St Peter’s University on Saturday, April 11, 2015</p> <p><strong>- </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Theme</span>:  A VIRTUAL REVOLUTION –  Technology &amp; Teaching &amp; Change</p> <p>-  <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Keynote Speaker:</span> Doug Rushkoff</p> <p><strong>b. Programming – </strong></p> <p>Several people expressed a belief that faculty are unlikely to be motivated to attend a conference heavily consisting of student papers. However, students are likely to be attracted to (and will benefit from) exposure to high level research and researchers from institutions other than their own.</p> <p>Despite perspectives uttered by some which discouraged a heavy focus on pedagogy, Chris L reiterated the idea of attracting adjunct faculty through the development of a “certificate” series of pedagogy sessions (about four per series)    <em> </em></p> <p><strong>3.  <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Association Matters: </span></strong>Chris L. advocates face-to-face board meetings at least twice a year. This rationale has led to a meeting at Kean University at 10am-12:30pm on Saturday 11/15/14 to be followed by a pay-your-own lunch at a local restaurant. Laura will consult with Gina about sending out an email invitation to the lunch to the entire membership. A meeting agenda will be distributed by email. Preliminary areas mentioned for further discussion included:</p> <p><strong> a. Financial Health</strong> -   - Chris L reiterated that his conversations with Shawn Kildea revealed a current budget of approximately $3800. Overall revenue has been affected because of the high proportion of student attendees. Should the student fee be revised?  The new treasurer, Sheena Howard will contact Shawn to verify the amount the association expends in publishing the journal. In the meantime, John Pollock observed that the <em>AJC</em> may be an untapped resource and he cited an instance of a mass communication journal generating enough revenue to funnel funds back to the home association.   <br /> <strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> b. Website -  - </strong>Chris L. &amp; Laura Farrell reiterated that our current website is antiquated and cannot support such modern functionality such as appropriate security, an adjunct database and efficient updates of information. Some current links are irrelevant and even navigate to non-NJ colleges. The cost of an upgrade could be as much as $ 6000. —somewhat more than originally thought.  In the short term, Laura will attempt a workaround by uploading a WordPress template (for approximately $100.)</p> <p>.<strong> c.  Our Mission &amp;  our “Branding”   -  - </strong>Anecdotal evidence continues to indicate that in the current academic climate, fulltime faculty are highly selective and NJCA participation is not perceived with the same degree of  prestige as other associations and/or conferences. <strong> </strong>Much<strong> </strong>of today’s brainstorming supported returning to an emphasis on scholarship<strong> </strong>and faculty submissions and to revise the targeting of the association and the conference.  Christine suggested instituting a “best papers” session.  In addition, Gary Radford offered some ways of strategizing the association’s connection with the Atlantic Journal of Communication (e.g. inviting published authors to participate in panel discussions on key topics, in the spirit of “bringing in back home”). (Kelly Steuber [interpersonal] and Betsy Bach [organizational] were mentioned as examples of such established scholars).</p> <p>Because he will be unable to attend on the 15<sup>th</sup>, Gary will talk further with Chris.</p> <p><strong>d.  Recruitment: strategies for increasing engagement: </strong>Chris L. is reaching out to formerly active board members to encourage involvement. In addition, he plans to contact Communication department chairs throughout the state, and particularly would like to increase involvement with institutions in the southern areas of the state. Christine L. volunteered to use Chris’s list of chairs for contact in compiling a database of adjuncts. In particular, Chris L would like to revive involvement from Rutgers; Montclair students also have participated less in the last few years, although this may have been due to scheduling conflicts with MSU’s own student research presentation day.</p> <p><strong>e.  Committees &amp; Projects</strong></p> <p>- Chris L would like to follow up with the Statewide Faculty Award committee which was creates last spring at the “Board to Board” meeting.</p> <p>- Chris L.  would like to set up additional committees as needed.</p> <p>- It was suggested that we survey former members {using past datalists] in order to get a better sense of why members have faded away,</p> <p><strong>The next Board meeting will occur on 11/15/14 at 10:00am at Kean University (Union, NJ) to be followed by a cash lunch at 12:30 at a local restaurant.   Via a separate email, the entire association membership will be invited to join the lunch gathering. </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 11/2/14</em></p> <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Wednesday, October 30, 2014 – 6:00pm</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance: </strong>Christopher Caldiero;<strong> </strong>Barna Donovan; Laura Farrell; Sheena C Howard;  Todd Kelshaw; Christine Lemesianou; Christopher Lynch; Bob Mann; Evelyn Plummer; John Pollock;  Gary Radford</p> <p><strong>1<span style="text-decoration: underline;">.</span> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Board Membership:</span> </strong>Chris Lynch welcomed<strong> </strong>Bob Mann of Caldwell University who has been elected to the position of second vice-president. He mentioned some preliminary ideas for the 2016 NJCA conference to be held at Caldwell (university status awarded as of 7/1/2014). Bob and Chris L. will begin strategizing ways to maximize the association’s visibility in various ways, including via Bob’s Public Affairs radio program on WFDU.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>2. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"> Conference Updates:</span></strong></p> <p><strong> a. Planning – </strong>Barna reported that the details of conference planning are proceeding successfully and he continues to enjoy strong support from his administration, fellow faculty, and graduate students. In addition to securing space in the student center, we will have 6 additional classrooms in adjacent buildings. He will continue to explore financial underwriting for supplying pens, bags, etc to conference attendees</p> <p>Chris L. is beginning promotion of our esteemed Keynote speaker and he asked that we start encouraging paper submissions among our students and our colleagues Reminder:</p> <p><strong> - </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Location:</span><strong> </strong>St Peter’s University on Saturday, April 11, 2015</p> <p><strong>- </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Theme</span>:  A VIRTUAL REVOLUTION –  Technology &amp; Teaching &amp; Change</p> <p>-  <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Keynote Speaker:</span> Doug Rushkoff</p> <p><strong>b. Programming – </strong></p> <p>Several people expressed a belief that faculty are unlikely to be motivated to attend a conference heavily consisting of student papers. However, students are likely to be attracted to (and will benefit from) exposure to high level research and researchers from institutions other than their own.</p> <p>Despite perspectives uttered by some which discouraged a heavy focus on pedagogy, Chris L reiterated the idea of attracting adjunct faculty through the development of a “certificate” series of pedagogy sessions (about four per series)    <em> </em></p> <p><strong>3.  <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Association Matters: </span></strong>Chris L. advocates face-to-face board meetings at least twice a year. This rationale has led to a meeting at Kean University at 10am-12:30pm on Saturday 11/15/14 to be followed by a pay-your-own lunch at a local restaurant. Laura will consult with Gina about sending out an email invitation to the lunch to the entire membership. A meeting agenda will be distributed by email. Preliminary areas mentioned for further discussion included:</p> <p><strong> a. Financial Health</strong> -   - Chris L reiterated that his conversations with Shawn Kildea revealed a current budget of approximately $3800. Overall revenue has been affected because of the high proportion of student attendees. Should the student fee be revised?  The new treasurer, Sheena Howard will contact Shawn to verify the amount the association expends in publishing the journal. In the meantime, John Pollock observed that the <em>AJC</em> may be an untapped resource and he cited an instance of a mass communication journal generating enough revenue to funnel funds back to the home association.   <br /> <strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> b. Website -  - </strong>Chris L. &amp; Laura Farrell reiterated that our current website is antiquated and cannot support such modern functionality such as appropriate security, an adjunct database and efficient updates of information. Some current links are irrelevant and even navigate to non-NJ colleges. The cost of an upgrade could be as much as $ 6000. —somewhat more than originally thought.  In the short term, Laura will attempt a workaround by uploading a WordPress template (for approximately $100.)</p> <p>.<strong> c.  Our Mission &amp;  our “Branding”   -  - </strong>Anecdotal evidence continues to indicate that in the current academic climate, fulltime faculty are highly selective and NJCA participation is not perceived with the same degree of  prestige as other associations and/or conferences. <strong> </strong>Much<strong> </strong>of today’s brainstorming supported returning to an emphasis on scholarship<strong> </strong>and faculty submissions and to revise the targeting of the association and the conference.  Christine suggested instituting a “best papers” session.  In addition, Gary Radford offered some ways of strategizing the association’s connection with the Atlantic Journal of Communication (e.g. inviting published authors to participate in panel discussions on key topics, in the spirit of “bringing in back home”). (Kelly Steuber [interpersonal] and Betsy Bach [organizational] were mentioned as examples of such established scholars).</p> <p>Because he will be unable to attend on the 15<sup>th</sup>, Gary will talk further with Chris.</p> <p><strong>d.  Recruitment: strategies for increasing engagement: </strong>Chris L. is reaching out to formerly active board members to encourage involvement. In addition, he plans to contact Communication department chairs throughout the state, and particularly would like to increase involvement with institutions in the southern areas of the state. Christine L. volunteered to use Chris’s list of chairs for contact in compiling a database of adjuncts. In particular, Chris L would like to revive involvement from Rutgers; Montclair students also have participated less in the last few years, although this may have been due to scheduling conflicts with MSU’s own student research presentation day.</p> <p><strong>e.  Committees &amp; Projects</strong></p> <p>- Chris L would like to follow up with the Statewide Faculty Award committee which was creates last spring at the “Board to Board” meeting.</p> <p>- Chris L.  would like to set up additional committees as needed.</p> <p>- It was suggested that we survey former members {using past datalists] in order to get a better sense of why members have faded away,</p> <p><strong>The next Board meeting will occur on 11/15/14 at 10:00am at Kean University (Union, NJ) to be followed by a cash lunch at 12:30 at a local restaurant.   Via a separate email, the entire association membership will be invited to join the lunch gathering. </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 11/2/14</em></p> Minutes Teleconference October 8, 2014 2014-10-30T14:35:51Z 2014-10-30T14:35:51Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/131-njca-executive-board-phone-conference-wednesday-october-8-2014-900am.html Laura Farrell do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Wednesday, October 8, 2014 – 9:00am</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance: </strong>Barna Donovan; Todd Kelshaw; Christopher Lynch;  Evelyn Plummer; Suzanne Schwab</p> <p><strong>1<span style="text-decoration: underline;">.</span> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Board Membership:</span> </strong>Bob Mann, of Caldwell University, is willing to assume the unfilled board position of second vice president.  The NJCA bylaws do not include a procedure for assigning officers to open positions. However, Chris Lynch noted that according to Robert’s Rules of Order, executive boards can appoint officers to open slots. Consequently, an electronic vote will be conducted to handle the filling of that position.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>2. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"> Conference Updates:</span></strong></p> <p><strong> a. Planning – </strong>Barna reported that the conference planning has been progressing with strong support from St. Peter’s, especially the graduate communication program, the undergraduate communication club, and the University president.   Some financial support has already been received and Barna is exploring additional avenues for financial underwriting and “swag”, such as from the University PR/Business offices, textbook publishers. In summary:</p> <p><strong> - </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Location:</span><strong> </strong>St Peter’s University on Saturday, April 11, 2015</p> <p><strong>- </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Theme</span>:  A VIRTUAL REVOLUTION – Technology &amp; Teaching &amp; Change</p> <p>-  <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Keynote Speaker:</span> Doug Rushkoff</p> <p><strong>b. Programming – </strong>While discussing ways of  increasing faculty interest and attendance,  it was agreed that inclusion of at least one panel with a focus on  pedagogy might generate interest.  Another idea raised was to develop a “certificate” series of pedagogy sessions --  targeted to a particular focus   (e.g.  <em>Using technology in the classroom)</em><em> </em></p> <p><strong> c. Balancing Participation – Chris</strong> Lynch noted that anecdotal feedback from last year’s career fair at the conference showed that it was popular among students attendees but the survey responses from faculty reflected concern that student work and presentations predominated. In their survey responses, faculty favored greater faculty-to-faculty networking opportunities.  Discussion revealed the evolving missions of NJCA have led to many student-centric policies in the past nine or so years. It is also true that the last several conferences have not paid for themselves. If this trend were to continue, the treasury eventually will be depleted. Additional related issues were raised, including:</p> <p>- Students pay a highly discounted fee to attend the conferences which affects overall revenue.</p> <p>- Chris L’s conversations with Shawn Kildea revealed a current budget of approximately $3800.</p> <p>- Multiple factors affect the solvency of the association (e.g. financial costs of publishing the journal, low student fees bring in little revenue, lack of faculty membership and involvement--students often are not accompanied by their faculty mentors). Because of the complexity of the situation, the phone conference participants agreed with Todd Kelshaw that short tern and long term issues need to be addressed separately. Some thoughts about the long term were: <em>Do we now want to reframe the association back toward an emphasis on faculty scholarship or do we want to strengthen the faculty support of their students’ research or do we want to be the locus for adjunct faculty support, etc.  ?</em></p> <p>This need for extended discussion also supported the plan for conducting some board meetings in-person. The first such meeting will occur on Saturday, November 15, 2014—probably beginning at about 10am. Details will be finalized during the next phone conference which will occur in late October.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>4.  <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Association Matters:</span></strong></p> <p><strong> a. Summer Meeting – A</strong> small group, including Chris L &amp; Laura Farrell, met at Kean over the summer to explore a NJ Adjunct database initiative. However, it was discovered that our current website cannot support such functionality. The estimated cost of an upgrade is $ 1500.  to $ 4000.<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> b. Engagement – Concern</strong> was expressed at the small number of board members who had called in for this meeting.   Chris L. solicited ideas about how to strengthen involvement and ongoing participation. In addition to supplementing the phone conferences with a resumption of a few face-to-face meetings a year, there was some discussion about what day &amp; time would be best for the next phone conference in order to maximize attendance.</p> <p><strong>The next phone conference will occur in late October (to be confirmed via a separate email.  An in-person meeting will occur on Saturday morning, November 15 at Kean University.</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 10/14/14</em></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Wednesday, October 8, 2014 – 9:00am</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance: </strong>Barna Donovan; Todd Kelshaw; Christopher Lynch;  Evelyn Plummer; Suzanne Schwab</p> <p><strong>1<span style="text-decoration: underline;">.</span> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Board Membership:</span> </strong>Bob Mann, of Caldwell University, is willing to assume the unfilled board position of second vice president.  The NJCA bylaws do not include a procedure for assigning officers to open positions. However, Chris Lynch noted that according to Robert’s Rules of Order, executive boards can appoint officers to open slots. Consequently, an electronic vote will be conducted to handle the filling of that position.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>2. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"> Conference Updates:</span></strong></p> <p><strong> a. Planning – </strong>Barna reported that the conference planning has been progressing with strong support from St. Peter’s, especially the graduate communication program, the undergraduate communication club, and the University president.   Some financial support has already been received and Barna is exploring additional avenues for financial underwriting and “swag”, such as from the University PR/Business offices, textbook publishers. In summary:</p> <p><strong> - </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Location:</span><strong> </strong>St Peter’s University on Saturday, April 11, 2015</p> <p><strong>- </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Theme</span>:  A VIRTUAL REVOLUTION – Technology &amp; Teaching &amp; Change</p> <p>-  <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Keynote Speaker:</span> Doug Rushkoff</p> <p><strong>b. Programming – </strong>While discussing ways of  increasing faculty interest and attendance,  it was agreed that inclusion of at least one panel with a focus on  pedagogy might generate interest.  Another idea raised was to develop a “certificate” series of pedagogy sessions --  targeted to a particular focus   (e.g.  <em>Using technology in the classroom)</em><em> </em></p> <p><strong> c. Balancing Participation – Chris</strong> Lynch noted that anecdotal feedback from last year’s career fair at the conference showed that it was popular among students attendees but the survey responses from faculty reflected concern that student work and presentations predominated. In their survey responses, faculty favored greater faculty-to-faculty networking opportunities.  Discussion revealed the evolving missions of NJCA have led to many student-centric policies in the past nine or so years. It is also true that the last several conferences have not paid for themselves. If this trend were to continue, the treasury eventually will be depleted. Additional related issues were raised, including:</p> <p>- Students pay a highly discounted fee to attend the conferences which affects overall revenue.</p> <p>- Chris L’s conversations with Shawn Kildea revealed a current budget of approximately $3800.</p> <p>- Multiple factors affect the solvency of the association (e.g. financial costs of publishing the journal, low student fees bring in little revenue, lack of faculty membership and involvement--students often are not accompanied by their faculty mentors). Because of the complexity of the situation, the phone conference participants agreed with Todd Kelshaw that short tern and long term issues need to be addressed separately. Some thoughts about the long term were: <em>Do we now want to reframe the association back toward an emphasis on faculty scholarship or do we want to strengthen the faculty support of their students’ research or do we want to be the locus for adjunct faculty support, etc.  ?</em></p> <p>This need for extended discussion also supported the plan for conducting some board meetings in-person. The first such meeting will occur on Saturday, November 15, 2014—probably beginning at about 10am. Details will be finalized during the next phone conference which will occur in late October.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>4.  <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Association Matters:</span></strong></p> <p><strong> a. Summer Meeting – A</strong> small group, including Chris L &amp; Laura Farrell, met at Kean over the summer to explore a NJ Adjunct database initiative. However, it was discovered that our current website cannot support such functionality. The estimated cost of an upgrade is $ 1500.  to $ 4000.<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> b. Engagement – Concern</strong> was expressed at the small number of board members who had called in for this meeting.   Chris L. solicited ideas about how to strengthen involvement and ongoing participation. In addition to supplementing the phone conferences with a resumption of a few face-to-face meetings a year, there was some discussion about what day &amp; time would be best for the next phone conference in order to maximize attendance.</p> <p><strong>The next phone conference will occur in late October (to be confirmed via a separate email.  An in-person meeting will occur on Saturday morning, November 15 at Kean University.</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 10/14/14</em></p> <p> </p> Approved Motions, September 25, 2014 2014-10-08T19:30:37Z 2014-10-08T19:30:37Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/130-approved-motions-september-25-2014.html Laura Farrell do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p>Motion #1</p> <p>Section 10: The Internet Relations Director shall serve a one year term and coordinate the Association’s Internet site. The Internet Relations Director shall also develop other new media projects as appropriate.</p> <p>Amend this to:</p> <p>The New Media Director shall serve a 3-year term and coordinate the Association’s web presence in conjunction with the other members of the board. This includes posting relevant content on the website and other social media sites, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and providing guidance to the membership director for accessing conference registration information. The new media director will seek assistance from the liaison (programmer) regarding website coding issues.</p> <p>Motion #2</p> <p>One additional professional member be added to the board. Currently there is one professional member. This would increase the board elected membership by one person. Both professional members are elected or re-elected yearly.</p> <p>Motion #1</p> <p>Section 10: The Internet Relations Director shall serve a one year term and coordinate the Association’s Internet site. The Internet Relations Director shall also develop other new media projects as appropriate.</p> <p>Amend this to:</p> <p>The New Media Director shall serve a 3-year term and coordinate the Association’s web presence in conjunction with the other members of the board. This includes posting relevant content on the website and other social media sites, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and providing guidance to the membership director for accessing conference registration information. The new media director will seek assistance from the liaison (programmer) regarding website coding issues.</p> <p>Motion #2</p> <p>One additional professional member be added to the board. Currently there is one professional member. This would increase the board elected membership by one person. Both professional members are elected or re-elected yearly.</p> Minutes - Teleconference- March 31, 2014 2014-04-04T19:08:18Z 2014-04-04T19:08:18Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/128-minutes-teleconference-march-31-2014.html Vera Towle do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Monday,  March 31, 2014 – 9:00am</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance: </strong>Barna Donovan; Laura Farrell; Todd Kelshaw; Christopher Lynch; Mary Harris; Evelyn Plummer; Vera Towle</p> <p><strong>1<span style="text-decoration: underline;">. Conference Updates:</span></strong></p> <p><strong> a. Planning – </strong>Chris Lynch  announced that with Vera Towle’s assistance, the conference program has been completed &amp; soon will be posted to the website along with travel directions to Kean. In brief, on site registration will begin at 7:30am, concurrent sessions begin at 8:00 and an executive board meeting will be held after the last session. Tech support &amp; projection equipment  should be available for all session rooms. Institutional members will be acknowledged in the final program (including Kean, St. Peter’s,  Stockton)</p> <p><strong> b</strong>. <strong>Chris L.</strong> will send one more mass email to the entire membership (including a reminder to register in advance and to consider running for office).</p> <p><strong> </strong><strong> </strong><strong>c.</strong><strong> Nominations &amp; Elections  – </strong></p> <p>President Chris Caldiero will be preparing the ballot for the executive board elections.This represents the practice of the past few years.</p> <p>- Some discussion followed concerning open positions &amp; possible nominees. For example, the “New Media/ Internet Relations Director” position is open and needs an updated job description. Also, the sense of the group supported lengthening the term to 3 years. This</p> <p>proposal needs to be prepared as a motion and presented to the full membership at the general business meeting on April 12.</p> <p>- In keeping with the ongoing goal to increase involvement and engagement, Todd Kelshaw suggested that the <em>members-at-large </em>positions could provide valuable ways for new participants to become more involved in the organization.</p> <p>- Some of the specific names mentioned for nomination included Willie Emanuele (Graduate Student Representative), Laura Farrell (New Media Director),  Mary Harris (PR Director—willing to continue in position, but is open to other nominees).</p> <p><strong> d.  Registration: Advance/Online:</strong></p> <p>-  By viewing the “back end” of the online system, Vera reported 45 registrants thus far, and Todd observed this amount was typical for approximately  2 weeks before the conference.</p> <p>-  Since so much of the conference planning would benefit from having more concrete numbers earlier rather than later, a change in policy was proposed and further discussion was encouraged. Going forward, an additional fee of $10 could be added to registrations</p> <p>entered after a particular date ( e.g. 2 weeks prior). Another suggestion received was to offer an incentive for registering early.  This practice of a cut off date is similar to procedures used by similar organizations.</p> <p>Since the bylaws empower the executive board to set rates and fees, this matter should be discussed among the board in order to have any policy changes in place prior to next year’s conference.</p> <p>- A few technical difficulties with registration were reported  (e.g. difficulty with the “forgotten password” workaround &amp; no way to assess registrations which have not used the Paypal portal by directly mailing in checks<strong>).</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>2. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Updates on next year’s conference: </span></strong>Barna Donovan reported on several developments.</p> <p><strong> a.</strong> Conference date = Saturday April 11, 2015, at St Peter’s University – Student Center &amp; adjacent facilities.</p> <p><strong> b.</strong> Details about the theme and conference speaker are still under discussion. Names under consideration included Doug Rushkoff and Paul Levinson (Fordham) .</p> <p><strong> c. </strong>With a goal of 135-150 in attendance, many of whom will be attending at the student rate, he is exploring ways of monitoring conference expenditures. Ideas mentioned included seeking underwriting from textbook publishers (one of this year’s strategies), continuing attempts to reduce usage fees (the building fee has been waived but a $875. personnel services fee may be non-negotiable), and strategic meal planning. As membership chair, Gina Marcello will have the post-conference data to provide a breakdown of this year’s conference demographics which can assist targeting and budget planning for the 2015 conference.</p> <p><strong>3. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Internet Relations</span></strong>: Vera Towle pointed out that, going forward, the association likely will need the services of someone with programming abilities to maintain and update aspects of the website. One option is to put someone on retainer (possibly a $500.- $1000 cost). In addition, Chris L. suggested investigating getting assistance and involvement from institutions such as Rutgers.<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, Recording Secretary, 4/1/14</em></p> <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Monday,  March 31, 2014 – 9:00am</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance: </strong>Barna Donovan; Laura Farrell; Todd Kelshaw; Christopher Lynch; Mary Harris; Evelyn Plummer; Vera Towle</p> <p><strong>1<span style="text-decoration: underline;">. Conference Updates:</span></strong></p> <p><strong> a. Planning – </strong>Chris Lynch  announced that with Vera Towle’s assistance, the conference program has been completed &amp; soon will be posted to the website along with travel directions to Kean. In brief, on site registration will begin at 7:30am, concurrent sessions begin at 8:00 and an executive board meeting will be held after the last session. Tech support &amp; projection equipment  should be available for all session rooms. Institutional members will be acknowledged in the final program (including Kean, St. Peter’s,  Stockton)</p> <p><strong> b</strong>. <strong>Chris L.</strong> will send one more mass email to the entire membership (including a reminder to register in advance and to consider running for office).</p> <p><strong> </strong><strong> </strong><strong>c.</strong><strong> Nominations &amp; Elections  – </strong></p> <p>President Chris Caldiero will be preparing the ballot for the executive board elections.This represents the practice of the past few years.</p> <p>- Some discussion followed concerning open positions &amp; possible nominees. For example, the “New Media/ Internet Relations Director” position is open and needs an updated job description. Also, the sense of the group supported lengthening the term to 3 years. This</p> <p>proposal needs to be prepared as a motion and presented to the full membership at the general business meeting on April 12.</p> <p>- In keeping with the ongoing goal to increase involvement and engagement, Todd Kelshaw suggested that the <em>members-at-large </em>positions could provide valuable ways for new participants to become more involved in the organization.</p> <p>- Some of the specific names mentioned for nomination included Willie Emanuele (Graduate Student Representative), Laura Farrell (New Media Director),  Mary Harris (PR Director—willing to continue in position, but is open to other nominees).</p> <p><strong> d.  Registration: Advance/Online:</strong></p> <p>-  By viewing the “back end” of the online system, Vera reported 45 registrants thus far, and Todd observed this amount was typical for approximately  2 weeks before the conference.</p> <p>-  Since so much of the conference planning would benefit from having more concrete numbers earlier rather than later, a change in policy was proposed and further discussion was encouraged. Going forward, an additional fee of $10 could be added to registrations</p> <p>entered after a particular date ( e.g. 2 weeks prior). Another suggestion received was to offer an incentive for registering early.  This practice of a cut off date is similar to procedures used by similar organizations.</p> <p>Since the bylaws empower the executive board to set rates and fees, this matter should be discussed among the board in order to have any policy changes in place prior to next year’s conference.</p> <p>- A few technical difficulties with registration were reported  (e.g. difficulty with the “forgotten password” workaround &amp; no way to assess registrations which have not used the Paypal portal by directly mailing in checks<strong>).</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>2. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Updates on next year’s conference: </span></strong>Barna Donovan reported on several developments.</p> <p><strong> a.</strong> Conference date = Saturday April 11, 2015, at St Peter’s University – Student Center &amp; adjacent facilities.</p> <p><strong> b.</strong> Details about the theme and conference speaker are still under discussion. Names under consideration included Doug Rushkoff and Paul Levinson (Fordham) .</p> <p><strong> c. </strong>With a goal of 135-150 in attendance, many of whom will be attending at the student rate, he is exploring ways of monitoring conference expenditures. Ideas mentioned included seeking underwriting from textbook publishers (one of this year’s strategies), continuing attempts to reduce usage fees (the building fee has been waived but a $875. personnel services fee may be non-negotiable), and strategic meal planning. As membership chair, Gina Marcello will have the post-conference data to provide a breakdown of this year’s conference demographics which can assist targeting and budget planning for the 2015 conference.</p> <p><strong>3. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Internet Relations</span></strong>: Vera Towle pointed out that, going forward, the association likely will need the services of someone with programming abilities to maintain and update aspects of the website. One option is to put someone on retainer (possibly a $500.- $1000 cost). In addition, Chris L. suggested investigating getting assistance and involvement from institutions such as Rutgers.<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, Recording Secretary, 4/1/14</em></p> Phone conference- March 7, 2014 2014-03-17T20:29:42Z 2014-03-17T20:29:42Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/125-phone-conference-march-7-2014.html Vera Towle do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Friday,  March 7, 2014 – 9:00am</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance: </strong>Chris Caldiero;<strong> </strong>Barna Donovan; Shawn Kildea; Christopher Lynch; Gina Marcello; Anita O’Malley; Evelyn Plummer;</p> <p><strong>1. Conference Updates:</strong></p> <p><strong> a. Planning – </strong></p> <p>- A brief, meeting of the executive board (approximately 40 minutes) will be scheduled for 4:30pm, after the last panel session.  Both sets of board members will be in attendance: outgoing as well as incoming. The agenda will include addressing the ongoing issue of promoting membership and participation.</p> <p>-  Presentation of the best paper awards will occur at the luncheon.</p> <p>-  Chris Lynch has enlisted at least 25 student volunteers to assist at the conference in various ways (including collection of the interest questionnaires (discussed below in section 2)</p> <p>- Chris L. is still soliciting panelists for two sessions: Governor Christie &amp; “Bridgegate” and community college /four year institution panel</p> <p><strong> b. Participation &amp; Submission Rates – </strong>Chris L. reported an overall respectable submission rate but the conference may not achieve the original goal of 200 attendees. Most submissions were from students. Chris L. will be approaching the current Members-At-Large to read the students papers in order to determine the winners for the two top papers (graduate and undergraduate). Chris Caldiero will forward the judging template used last year.</p> <p><strong> c. Registration – </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong>- Several factors were discussed concerning the issue of Institutional memberships (traditionally = a $ 275. fee providing conference attendance for 2 faculty and 3 students). Ultimately it was agreed to allow flexibility in some cases but not others. For example, one faculty + 4 students was acceptable but a configuration including no faculty and 5 students would not be. It was also agreed that trying to make faculty slots regularly equivalent to 2 or 3 student slots was not advisable because that would quickly create a financial disadvantage to NJCA.  However the support of institutional members will continue to be valued and acknowledged through listing in the program and mention during the luncheon.</p> <p>- Chris L. requested updates on registration information both in terms of institutions as well as raw numbers. Gina Marcello will be in contact with Todd Kelshaw about accessing the databases.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>2. Promoting Participation &amp; Engagement:</strong></p> <p>- Although board members have been carrying out the initiative of directly contacting  department chairs, the submissions received still do not reflect a strong representation throughout the state.  In addition, attempts were made to solicit interest by placing the CFP on the Rutgers student Listserv.</p> <p>- After considerable discussion on the need to promote wider and more consistent participation by the communication faculty (fulltime and adjuncts) and institutions (2 year &amp; 4 year) throughout the state, it was enthusiastically agreed that the next step in addressing this problem should be to conduct some “market research”.  The overall strategy includes several steps: initially, Chris L. will devise a short survey to be included in the conference packet. Information gleaned from this assessment will help us devise a 5-7 question online survey instrument to be distributed to communication faculty throughout the state. Anita O’Malley pointed out that response rates can be enhanced through offering an incentive (e.g. free registration to the next conference, a gift card, entry into a drawing). Information gathered from such a survey can lead to a clearer understanding of interests and needs, thus enabling better targeting and more personalized solicitations.</p> <p><strong>3.  Nonprofit status:</strong></p> <p>- Shawn Kildea reported on engaging the services of an accountant to complete the steps &amp; paperwork necessary for NJCA to regain nonprofit status. Currently, the anticipated cost for the process is for a few hundred dollars--less prohibitive than originally anticipated.</p> <p> </p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, Recording Secretary, 3/8/14</em></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Friday,  March 7, 2014 – 9:00am</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance: </strong>Chris Caldiero;<strong> </strong>Barna Donovan; Shawn Kildea; Christopher Lynch; Gina Marcello; Anita O’Malley; Evelyn Plummer;</p> <p><strong>1. Conference Updates:</strong></p> <p><strong> a. Planning – </strong></p> <p>- A brief, meeting of the executive board (approximately 40 minutes) will be scheduled for 4:30pm, after the last panel session.  Both sets of board members will be in attendance: outgoing as well as incoming. The agenda will include addressing the ongoing issue of promoting membership and participation.</p> <p>-  Presentation of the best paper awards will occur at the luncheon.</p> <p>-  Chris Lynch has enlisted at least 25 student volunteers to assist at the conference in various ways (including collection of the interest questionnaires (discussed below in section 2)</p> <p>- Chris L. is still soliciting panelists for two sessions: Governor Christie &amp; “Bridgegate” and community college /four year institution panel</p> <p><strong> b. Participation &amp; Submission Rates – </strong>Chris L. reported an overall respectable submission rate but the conference may not achieve the original goal of 200 attendees. Most submissions were from students. Chris L. will be approaching the current Members-At-Large to read the students papers in order to determine the winners for the two top papers (graduate and undergraduate). Chris Caldiero will forward the judging template used last year.</p> <p><strong> c. Registration – </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong>- Several factors were discussed concerning the issue of Institutional memberships (traditionally = a $ 275. fee providing conference attendance for 2 faculty and 3 students). Ultimately it was agreed to allow flexibility in some cases but not others. For example, one faculty + 4 students was acceptable but a configuration including no faculty and 5 students would not be. It was also agreed that trying to make faculty slots regularly equivalent to 2 or 3 student slots was not advisable because that would quickly create a financial disadvantage to NJCA.  However the support of institutional members will continue to be valued and acknowledged through listing in the program and mention during the luncheon.</p> <p>- Chris L. requested updates on registration information both in terms of institutions as well as raw numbers. Gina Marcello will be in contact with Todd Kelshaw about accessing the databases.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>2. Promoting Participation &amp; Engagement:</strong></p> <p>- Although board members have been carrying out the initiative of directly contacting  department chairs, the submissions received still do not reflect a strong representation throughout the state.  In addition, attempts were made to solicit interest by placing the CFP on the Rutgers student Listserv.</p> <p>- After considerable discussion on the need to promote wider and more consistent participation by the communication faculty (fulltime and adjuncts) and institutions (2 year &amp; 4 year) throughout the state, it was enthusiastically agreed that the next step in addressing this problem should be to conduct some “market research”.  The overall strategy includes several steps: initially, Chris L. will devise a short survey to be included in the conference packet. Information gleaned from this assessment will help us devise a 5-7 question online survey instrument to be distributed to communication faculty throughout the state. Anita O’Malley pointed out that response rates can be enhanced through offering an incentive (e.g. free registration to the next conference, a gift card, entry into a drawing). Information gathered from such a survey can lead to a clearer understanding of interests and needs, thus enabling better targeting and more personalized solicitations.</p> <p><strong>3.  Nonprofit status:</strong></p> <p>- Shawn Kildea reported on engaging the services of an accountant to complete the steps &amp; paperwork necessary for NJCA to regain nonprofit status. Currently, the anticipated cost for the process is for a few hundred dollars--less prohibitive than originally anticipated.</p> <p> </p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, Recording Secretary, 3/8/14</em></p> <p> </p> Teleconference -January 24, 2014 2014-01-24T18:53:09Z 2014-01-24T18:53:09Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/124-teleconference-january-24-2014.html Vera Towle do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p><strong>NJCA Board Meeting</strong></p> <p><strong>January 24, 2014</strong></p> <p>Present: B.  Donovan , C. Caldiero, L. Farrell, G. Herrmann,  S  Kildea, C. Lemesiano , C. Lynch, , D. Pallant,  V. Towle</p> <p>At the last meeting, we had discussed having Board members getting department leaders and programs from across the state more involved.  We agreed to contact chairpersons. C. Lynch sent out phone numbers with some talking points to many of the board members.  We hope this will spur more involvement, especially from schools that haven’t been involved. Please continue to support the conference and registration for the association among your own colleagues and students</p> <p>We will schedule a board meeting at the NJCA conference.</p> <p>We don’t have a lot of people sending in papers or proposals. At this point, we have two to three panels. All agreed to extend deadline until Feb 15. V. Towle will put that on website.</p> <p>S. Kildea noted we lost our non-profit status a few years ago. No one was aware of it until someone brought it up in a meeting. We talked about getting a tax attorney to look into it. A friend says that it is actually very easy. He will look into it. We can just fill out a form. Until then, we do not have non-profit status. That form has already been filled out and resubmitted and we are just waiting.</p> <p>The board agreed unanimously to empower S. Kildea to resolve the issue. He can hire an attorney if needed. The board requests that he inform them of any expenses via email just so everyone is aware of what money is being spent.</p> <p>We do have a $300 donation from McGraw Hill.</p> <p>The membership director is G. Marcello. She has back end access to registrations and she can print out a spreadsheet of everyone who is registered. Chris Lynch will talk to her in the near future. One person reported problems with registration last year when the program froze.</p> <p>We need to continue to discuss ways to increase involvement in the organization throughout the year.</p> <p>Submitted by L. Farrell</p> <p><strong>NJCA Board Meeting</strong></p> <p><strong>January 24, 2014</strong></p> <p>Present: B.  Donovan , C. Caldiero, L. Farrell, G. Herrmann,  S  Kildea, C. Lemesiano , C. Lynch, , D. Pallant,  V. Towle</p> <p>At the last meeting, we had discussed having Board members getting department leaders and programs from across the state more involved.  We agreed to contact chairpersons. C. Lynch sent out phone numbers with some talking points to many of the board members.  We hope this will spur more involvement, especially from schools that haven’t been involved. Please continue to support the conference and registration for the association among your own colleagues and students</p> <p>We will schedule a board meeting at the NJCA conference.</p> <p>We don’t have a lot of people sending in papers or proposals. At this point, we have two to three panels. All agreed to extend deadline until Feb 15. V. Towle will put that on website.</p> <p>S. Kildea noted we lost our non-profit status a few years ago. No one was aware of it until someone brought it up in a meeting. We talked about getting a tax attorney to look into it. A friend says that it is actually very easy. He will look into it. We can just fill out a form. Until then, we do not have non-profit status. That form has already been filled out and resubmitted and we are just waiting.</p> <p>The board agreed unanimously to empower S. Kildea to resolve the issue. He can hire an attorney if needed. The board requests that he inform them of any expenses via email just so everyone is aware of what money is being spent.</p> <p>We do have a $300 donation from McGraw Hill.</p> <p>The membership director is G. Marcello. She has back end access to registrations and she can print out a spreadsheet of everyone who is registered. Chris Lynch will talk to her in the near future. One person reported problems with registration last year when the program froze.</p> <p>We need to continue to discuss ways to increase involvement in the organization throughout the year.</p> <p>Submitted by L. Farrell</p> Executive Board - Phone Conference 12/10/13 2013-12-16T21:11:16Z 2013-12-16T21:11:16Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/123-executive-board-phone-conference-121013.html Vera Towle do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Tuesday,  December, 10, 2013 – 8:45am</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>-  <strong>In attendance: </strong>Chris Caldiero;<strong> </strong>Barna Donovan; Todd Kelshaw; Christine Lemesianou;</p> <p><strong> </strong> Christopher Lynch; Sheila McAllister; Anita O’Malley; Evelyn Plummer; Vera Towle</p> <p><strong>1. Conference Update:</strong></p> <p><strong> a. Planning. </strong>Conference planning is proceeding according to schedule. Chris Lynch mentioned no submissions have been received as yet. It was pointed out that submissions generally don’t start arriving before January, however it also was noted that now is a good time for NJCA to reach out to faculty (and students) and solicit them to keep submission in mind as they are grading (and writing) end-of-semester papers. This could be done as an email blast to the listserv or as a targeted contact to last year’s attendees, who might be particularly motivated.  Those names and email addresses should be accessible via the registration database.</p> <p><strong> b. Engagement. </strong>Chris L. solicited ideas on how to strengthen involvement and ongoing participation among former members as well as from institutions throughout the state. Ideas included:</p> <p>- encouraging an informal network of liaisons/representatives on each campus—particularly involving parties formerly on the executive board.</p> <p>- In addition to any email blast that may be sent out, each current board member could phone a few  N.J. department chairs in order to make a personal connection, encourage posting of our conference information, and offer an invitation to the chairs’ roundtable.</p> <p>- placing a banner ad on our Facebook page announcing that winning papers garner a cash prize.  Currently there is one $200 prize (divided among the co-authors) for each top paper (Undergraduate / Graduate).  An additional idea involved expanding the awards to include the top three papers.</p> <p>-Expanding the formats of participation beyond papers:  e.g.  speech competitions, judging of  institutions’ radio stations, top PSAs. Such activities might be well suited to a mid year meeting/event, which could also serve to move the association into more continual activity-- beyond the once-a-year conference.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>3.  Nonprofit status: </strong>Chris Lynch gave an update on the ongoing investigations into the NJCA’s current status. Even after contacting our bank, and the IRS, treasurer Shawn Kildea has been unable to find any paperwork and no one has been able to contact the past treasurer, Hui Min Kuo. However, other officers at the time recall that we spent approximately $1000 to file for the status.  It was agreed that Chris C, Chris L. and Shawn can further investigate whether that filing was done under the auspices of another institution—perhaps Rutgers. However, if necessary, they can begin the steps necessary to go through the filing process from scratch.</p> <p>4. Beginning in January, an alternate method of taking the minutes will be necessary. The board members agreed to rotate the responsibility until the recording secretary is able to resume those duties.</p> <p><strong>The next phone conference likely will occur around January 11, 2014.</strong></p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 12/14/13</em></p> <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Tuesday,  December, 10, 2013 – 8:45am</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>-  <strong>In attendance: </strong>Chris Caldiero;<strong> </strong>Barna Donovan; Todd Kelshaw; Christine Lemesianou;</p> <p><strong> </strong> Christopher Lynch; Sheila McAllister; Anita O’Malley; Evelyn Plummer; Vera Towle</p> <p><strong>1. Conference Update:</strong></p> <p><strong> a. Planning. </strong>Conference planning is proceeding according to schedule. Chris Lynch mentioned no submissions have been received as yet. It was pointed out that submissions generally don’t start arriving before January, however it also was noted that now is a good time for NJCA to reach out to faculty (and students) and solicit them to keep submission in mind as they are grading (and writing) end-of-semester papers. This could be done as an email blast to the listserv or as a targeted contact to last year’s attendees, who might be particularly motivated.  Those names and email addresses should be accessible via the registration database.</p> <p><strong> b. Engagement. </strong>Chris L. solicited ideas on how to strengthen involvement and ongoing participation among former members as well as from institutions throughout the state. Ideas included:</p> <p>- encouraging an informal network of liaisons/representatives on each campus—particularly involving parties formerly on the executive board.</p> <p>- In addition to any email blast that may be sent out, each current board member could phone a few  N.J. department chairs in order to make a personal connection, encourage posting of our conference information, and offer an invitation to the chairs’ roundtable.</p> <p>- placing a banner ad on our Facebook page announcing that winning papers garner a cash prize.  Currently there is one $200 prize (divided among the co-authors) for each top paper (Undergraduate / Graduate).  An additional idea involved expanding the awards to include the top three papers.</p> <p>-Expanding the formats of participation beyond papers:  e.g.  speech competitions, judging of  institutions’ radio stations, top PSAs. Such activities might be well suited to a mid year meeting/event, which could also serve to move the association into more continual activity-- beyond the once-a-year conference.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>3.  Nonprofit status: </strong>Chris Lynch gave an update on the ongoing investigations into the NJCA’s current status. Even after contacting our bank, and the IRS, treasurer Shawn Kildea has been unable to find any paperwork and no one has been able to contact the past treasurer, Hui Min Kuo. However, other officers at the time recall that we spent approximately $1000 to file for the status.  It was agreed that Chris C, Chris L. and Shawn can further investigate whether that filing was done under the auspices of another institution—perhaps Rutgers. However, if necessary, they can begin the steps necessary to go through the filing process from scratch.</p> <p>4. Beginning in January, an alternate method of taking the minutes will be necessary. The board members agreed to rotate the responsibility until the recording secretary is able to resume those duties.</p> <p><strong>The next phone conference likely will occur around January 11, 2014.</strong></p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 12/14/13</em></p> Minutes - Teleconference - Nov. 6, 2013 2013-11-25T17:38:09Z 2013-11-25T17:38:09Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/121-teleconference-nov-6-2013.html Vera Towle do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Wednesday, November 6,  2013 – 9:00am</strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance:</strong> Chris Caldiero, Laura Farrall, Shawn Kildea, Todd Kelshaw, Christine Lemesianou, Chris Lynch, Sheila McAllister, Anita O’Malley, Evelyn Plummer,</p> <ol> <li><strong>Association Matters:</strong></li> </ol> <p><strong> a. Non profit status</strong>. In light of continued<strong> </strong>uncertainty about the past filing of NJCA tax returns and subsequent effects on NJCA’s nonprofit status, several means of investigation are in progress. Chris Caldiero will contact Corey Liberman, current president of the NY State Communication Association (which is going through a similar situation).   Shawn Kildea will research past treasurer’s records, since the past NJCA treasurer is unavailable.  Resolution of this situation is a high priority item.</p> <p><strong> b. Participation and commitment. </strong>Discussion continued about ways to encourage more widespread &amp; more consistent involvement in the organization. Among the ideas offered were:</p> <p>- emailing conference information directly to Department chairs (currently in progress by Christopher Lynch)</p> <p>- instituting a mid-year event (e.g. a speaker + a business meeting)</p> <p>- increasing association’s visibility by giving an award to a communication professional</p> <p>- increasing the dollar amounts for the  awards given to the top papers.</p> <p>- Laura Farrall volunteered to reach out to Vera Towle to assist on increasing the association’s consistent use of Twitter, our Facebook page,  and other social media.</p> <p><strong> c. Membership categories. </strong>Christopher Lynch inquired if the institutional membership category was really beneficial to either the association or to the institutional members. The sense of the discussion was that there is a slight financial benefit. Current conference registration fees are:  Student = $20   /   Individual = $90.  /  Institutional $275.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> d.</strong> Chris Lynch proposed an informal get together at NCA later this month. He will be sending out <strong> </strong>an email invitation.</p> <ol> <li><strong>Conference Planning updates:</strong></li> </ol> <p><strong> </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Location:</span><strong> </strong>Kean University on Saturday, April 12, 2014</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Theme</span>: From Classroom to Careers</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Keynote Speaker:</span> Dr. Betsy Bach</p> <p><strong> a. Honorarium . </strong>Chris Lynch sought input on appropriate procedures  (current and going forward) for handling payments/reimbursements to invited guests. After some discussion, the sense of the board members was to support the practice of the past few years (e.g. Maureen Taylor &amp; Larry Frey). Once again this year the goal is to provide $500.00 as an honorarium to the guest keynote speaker plus to cover travel expenses. Christopher L. expressed concern about the adequacy of this amount. Several participants asserted that the key speaker should be considered as a collegial collaborator and the monies given are meant to be an acknowledgement of thanks, not a fee, per, se. Although the reimbursement for travel can vary widely depending upon the guest’s distance from the conference locale, current practice was supported—at least for this year. Going forward, it may be helpful to set a range for the fee. These reimbursements can be funded from the association’s treasury. However, Anita O’Malley mentioned the possibility of soliciting corporate underwriting. Although this idea received support from several people, it was noted that finding such support is generally a difficult and time consuming task and adding that to the conference planner’s responsibilities would be ill advised.  An alternate suggestion involved assigning other members of the executive board with the future goal of soliciting funds and participation from corporate sponsors and/or from campus departments of business. Chris Lynch has already solicited $450.00 in support from McGraw Hill. It was agreed that those funds could go to reimburse the various professionals who are being engaged to participate as Career Fair resources . In addition, everyone should be exploring ideas for expanding our funding sources—in addition to any support which might be  received from the administration of the hosting institution.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> b. Career Fair. </strong>Two table sessions will be conducted during the concurrent session slots adjacent to the lunch break.  Chris L will be sending out the list of proposed career fair interest areas tables  and the volunteer representatives. All members of the board are invited to review and suggest any additional names and/or career areas.</p> <p><strong> </strong><strong>c. Registration. </strong>The registration link on the NJCA webpage is currently deactivated-- in order to avoid problems with our online databases --most membership cycles begin in January), and will resume functionality by January 2. As per past practices, there will be no formal deadline for registering, but registrants will be encouraged to pay in advance online no later than 2 days  prior to the conference. . In order to assist the membership chair on conference day, it was suggested that, in some way,  attendees’ name tags should  indicate whether the person is paid up.</p> <p><strong>The next phone conference will occur in approximately 2 weeks: prior to Thanksgiving (Chris C. suggested surveying the board for the optimum day &amp; time)</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 11/11/13</em></p> <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Wednesday, November 6,  2013 – 9:00am</strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance:</strong> Chris Caldiero, Laura Farrall, Shawn Kildea, Todd Kelshaw, Christine Lemesianou, Chris Lynch, Sheila McAllister, Anita O’Malley, Evelyn Plummer,</p> <ol> <li><strong>Association Matters:</strong></li> </ol> <p><strong> a. Non profit status</strong>. In light of continued<strong> </strong>uncertainty about the past filing of NJCA tax returns and subsequent effects on NJCA’s nonprofit status, several means of investigation are in progress. Chris Caldiero will contact Corey Liberman, current president of the NY State Communication Association (which is going through a similar situation).   Shawn Kildea will research past treasurer’s records, since the past NJCA treasurer is unavailable.  Resolution of this situation is a high priority item.</p> <p><strong> b. Participation and commitment. </strong>Discussion continued about ways to encourage more widespread &amp; more consistent involvement in the organization. Among the ideas offered were:</p> <p>- emailing conference information directly to Department chairs (currently in progress by Christopher Lynch)</p> <p>- instituting a mid-year event (e.g. a speaker + a business meeting)</p> <p>- increasing association’s visibility by giving an award to a communication professional</p> <p>- increasing the dollar amounts for the  awards given to the top papers.</p> <p>- Laura Farrall volunteered to reach out to Vera Towle to assist on increasing the association’s consistent use of Twitter, our Facebook page,  and other social media.</p> <p><strong> c. Membership categories. </strong>Christopher Lynch inquired if the institutional membership category was really beneficial to either the association or to the institutional members. The sense of the discussion was that there is a slight financial benefit. Current conference registration fees are:  Student = $20   /   Individual = $90.  /  Institutional $275.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> d.</strong> Chris Lynch proposed an informal get together at NCA later this month. He will be sending out <strong> </strong>an email invitation.</p> <ol> <li><strong>Conference Planning updates:</strong></li> </ol> <p><strong> </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Location:</span><strong> </strong>Kean University on Saturday, April 12, 2014</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Theme</span>: From Classroom to Careers</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Keynote Speaker:</span> Dr. Betsy Bach</p> <p><strong> a. Honorarium . </strong>Chris Lynch sought input on appropriate procedures  (current and going forward) for handling payments/reimbursements to invited guests. After some discussion, the sense of the board members was to support the practice of the past few years (e.g. Maureen Taylor &amp; Larry Frey). Once again this year the goal is to provide $500.00 as an honorarium to the guest keynote speaker plus to cover travel expenses. Christopher L. expressed concern about the adequacy of this amount. Several participants asserted that the key speaker should be considered as a collegial collaborator and the monies given are meant to be an acknowledgement of thanks, not a fee, per, se. Although the reimbursement for travel can vary widely depending upon the guest’s distance from the conference locale, current practice was supported—at least for this year. Going forward, it may be helpful to set a range for the fee. These reimbursements can be funded from the association’s treasury. However, Anita O’Malley mentioned the possibility of soliciting corporate underwriting. Although this idea received support from several people, it was noted that finding such support is generally a difficult and time consuming task and adding that to the conference planner’s responsibilities would be ill advised.  An alternate suggestion involved assigning other members of the executive board with the future goal of soliciting funds and participation from corporate sponsors and/or from campus departments of business. Chris Lynch has already solicited $450.00 in support from McGraw Hill. It was agreed that those funds could go to reimburse the various professionals who are being engaged to participate as Career Fair resources . In addition, everyone should be exploring ideas for expanding our funding sources—in addition to any support which might be  received from the administration of the hosting institution.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> b. Career Fair. </strong>Two table sessions will be conducted during the concurrent session slots adjacent to the lunch break.  Chris L will be sending out the list of proposed career fair interest areas tables  and the volunteer representatives. All members of the board are invited to review and suggest any additional names and/or career areas.</p> <p><strong> </strong><strong>c. Registration. </strong>The registration link on the NJCA webpage is currently deactivated-- in order to avoid problems with our online databases --most membership cycles begin in January), and will resume functionality by January 2. As per past practices, there will be no formal deadline for registering, but registrants will be encouraged to pay in advance online no later than 2 days  prior to the conference. . In order to assist the membership chair on conference day, it was suggested that, in some way,  attendees’ name tags should  indicate whether the person is paid up.</p> <p><strong>The next phone conference will occur in approximately 2 weeks: prior to Thanksgiving (Chris C. suggested surveying the board for the optimum day &amp; time)</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 11/11/13</em></p> MInutes - Teleconference -Sept. 30, 2013 2013-10-02T20:15:21Z 2013-10-02T20:15:21Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/119-minutes-teleconference-sept-30-2013.html Vera Towle do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Monday, September 30, 2013 – 11:30am</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance: </strong>Laura Farrall;  Mary Harris;  Todd Kelshaw;  Christine Lemesianou; Christopher Lynch; Anita O’Malley;  Evelyn Plummer; Vera Towle</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>1.  Board Membership: </strong>Chris Lynch pointed out that the executive board currently has two vacancies. The K-12 position has been unfilled since the election last April and Siddarth Gupta has resigned as the graduate student representative. The NJCA constitution does not mention a protocol for this situation but Robert’s Rules of Order specifies that a board has the authority to  appoint replacement members. There was unanimously approval for filling those positions as follows: K-12 representative = Mary Ellen Burns (an adjunct at Kean and also connected to Toastmasters, International) and Graduate Student representative = Carol Smith (in 2<sup>nd</sup> year of her program at Kean).</p> <p><strong>2.   Webpage updates: </strong>Vera Towle announced that the current material on the website will soon be updated with the call &amp; the date/location for the upcoming conference.</p> <p><strong>3.  Conference Planning: </strong></p> <p><strong> a. </strong>Mary Harris is about to send out the Press Releases.<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> b. </strong>Chris Lynch reviewed the conference plans thus far:<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> - </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Location:</span><strong> </strong>Kean University on Saturday, April 12, 2014</p> <p><strong>- </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Theme</span>: From Classroom to Careers</p> <p>- <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Keynote Speaker:</span> Betsy Bach</p> <p>- <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Conference Logo:</span> The image to be used for the program cover &amp; other associated materials is being developed as a student project. It was discussed that the actual NJCA logo needs to remain consistent in order to help strengthen the association’s visibility.</p> <p><strong>c.</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pending Conference Items:</span></p> <p>- Chris L. is preparing a draft for the call for submissions and will email it to the board members for comments.  His goal is to solicit higher levels of participation from students and also among administrators and faculty from institutions throughout the state with a goal of at least 200 attendees.</p> <p>- Chris L. proposed adding a career fair to the day’s events. This is not intended to be a job search forum, but rather a <em>“What do you do with a degree in…?”</em> approach. Current thoughts include using the time slots just before and just after lunch. Tables would be set up with approximately 2 knowledgeable representatives each  (industry professionals/adjuncts/graduate students, etc). These representatives would be registered as complimentary, “guests-of-the-Association.” Topic areas mentioned so far include PR, Crisis Management, and Event Planning.  Chris L. will email a preliminary list to the board members for comments and suggestions for representatives .</p> <p>- Dates for paper submission &amp; conference registration were discussed. Since this year’s conference is a bit earlier, the call probably should go out as soon  as possible; however, in order to avoid problems with our online databases (most membership cycles begin in January), Todd Kelshaw suggested that the current online registration site be deactivated now and reopened in January.</p> <p><strong>4.  Association Matters: </strong></p> <p>- Chris L. will contact Sean Kildea &amp; Chris Caldiero to ensure that the non-profit status is in order.</p> <p>- Christine Lemesianou raised the issue of reinvigorating participation and interest in the Association. Various ideas were offered concerning methods for reaching out to various constituencies, e.g. letters to departments of Communication, an email newsletter, direct personal contact, job listings, etc.  The consensus was that many of these techniques have been tried in the past but must be done consistently in order to have the desired effect. People get/stay involved if they perceive there is valuable content and a tangible benefit. As a start, Chris L will email department chairs throughout the state.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>The next phone conference will occur in early November.</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 10/1/13</em></p> <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Monday, September 30, 2013 – 11:30am</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance: </strong>Laura Farrall;  Mary Harris;  Todd Kelshaw;  Christine Lemesianou; Christopher Lynch; Anita O’Malley;  Evelyn Plummer; Vera Towle</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>1.  Board Membership: </strong>Chris Lynch pointed out that the executive board currently has two vacancies. The K-12 position has been unfilled since the election last April and Siddarth Gupta has resigned as the graduate student representative. The NJCA constitution does not mention a protocol for this situation but Robert’s Rules of Order specifies that a board has the authority to  appoint replacement members. There was unanimously approval for filling those positions as follows: K-12 representative = Mary Ellen Burns (an adjunct at Kean and also connected to Toastmasters, International) and Graduate Student representative = Carol Smith (in 2<sup>nd</sup> year of her program at Kean).</p> <p><strong>2.   Webpage updates: </strong>Vera Towle announced that the current material on the website will soon be updated with the call &amp; the date/location for the upcoming conference.</p> <p><strong>3.  Conference Planning: </strong></p> <p><strong> a. </strong>Mary Harris is about to send out the Press Releases.<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> b. </strong>Chris Lynch reviewed the conference plans thus far:<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> - </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Location:</span><strong> </strong>Kean University on Saturday, April 12, 2014</p> <p><strong>- </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Theme</span>: From Classroom to Careers</p> <p>- <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Keynote Speaker:</span> Betsy Bach</p> <p>- <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Conference Logo:</span> The image to be used for the program cover &amp; other associated materials is being developed as a student project. It was discussed that the actual NJCA logo needs to remain consistent in order to help strengthen the association’s visibility.</p> <p><strong>c.</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pending Conference Items:</span></p> <p>- Chris L. is preparing a draft for the call for submissions and will email it to the board members for comments.  His goal is to solicit higher levels of participation from students and also among administrators and faculty from institutions throughout the state with a goal of at least 200 attendees.</p> <p>- Chris L. proposed adding a career fair to the day’s events. This is not intended to be a job search forum, but rather a <em>“What do you do with a degree in…?”</em> approach. Current thoughts include using the time slots just before and just after lunch. Tables would be set up with approximately 2 knowledgeable representatives each  (industry professionals/adjuncts/graduate students, etc). These representatives would be registered as complimentary, “guests-of-the-Association.” Topic areas mentioned so far include PR, Crisis Management, and Event Planning.  Chris L. will email a preliminary list to the board members for comments and suggestions for representatives .</p> <p>- Dates for paper submission &amp; conference registration were discussed. Since this year’s conference is a bit earlier, the call probably should go out as soon  as possible; however, in order to avoid problems with our online databases (most membership cycles begin in January), Todd Kelshaw suggested that the current online registration site be deactivated now and reopened in January.</p> <p><strong>4.  Association Matters: </strong></p> <p>- Chris L. will contact Sean Kildea &amp; Chris Caldiero to ensure that the non-profit status is in order.</p> <p>- Christine Lemesianou raised the issue of reinvigorating participation and interest in the Association. Various ideas were offered concerning methods for reaching out to various constituencies, e.g. letters to departments of Communication, an email newsletter, direct personal contact, job listings, etc.  The consensus was that many of these techniques have been tried in the past but must be done consistently in order to have the desired effect. People get/stay involved if they perceive there is valuable content and a tangible benefit. As a start, Chris L will email department chairs throughout the state.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>The next phone conference will occur in early November.</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 10/1/13</em></p> Meeting of the Full Board -April 20, 2013 2013-04-23T15:26:07Z 2013-04-23T15:26:07Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/117-meeting-of-the-full-board-april-20-2013.html Vera Towle do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p align="center"><strong>Minutes of the NJCA business meeting</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>April 20. 2013, Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham, NJ</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>1. Call to Order: </strong>President Sheila McAllister called the meeting to order at 12:26pm.<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>2. </strong><strong>Approval of Minutes:</strong> Minutes of the last NJCA meeting were approved unanimously without changes.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>3. President’s Report: </strong>Sheila welcomed the conference attendees and acknowledged the insightful comments made by the keynote speaker, Dr. Maureen Taylor.   <strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>4. First Vice President’s Report: </strong>Chris Caldiero welcomed the attendees, acknowledged the good turnout, and thanked the many people who had helped organize the conference. In addition, he encouraged everyone to remain for the afternoon sessions as well as the Best Papers award ceremony.</p> <p><strong>5. Treasurer’s Report: </strong>Shawn Kildea reported  the current NJCA balance is $13,495. [$8238. in the bank and $5256. in Paypal].  This figure reflects  $2000 paid in advance for conference expenses,  but does not include the amounts collected today onsite.  Overall, NJCA is in a good financial status.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>6.  Membership Director’s Report: </strong>Gina Marcello reported 77 paid pre-registrations for the conference. This figure will be updated to reflect on-site registration. She also asked all attendees to stay active and involved in the association. <strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>7. Journal Editor’s Report: </strong>Gary Radford prepared a written report (included below)<strong>. </strong>He noted that the <em>Atlantic Journal of Communication</em> (AJC) is still strong and credible after 21 years and continues to attract high-quality submissions.  With a rigorous acceptance rate, the journal publishes 5 issues a year and manuscripts are now being accepted for the July 2014 issue, and beyond.  In addition, please contact Gary if you are interested in reviewing manuscripts or if you have any ideas for themes for special issues such as the upcoming, November 2013 issue on “Reframing Race and Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration.”</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>8. NJCA Website Report: </strong>Vera Towle reported<strong> </strong>an additional 100 members who connected with the association through Linked In. She reminded everyone that the contact information for executive board  members is available via  the website. Sheila added that the resumption of posting  job openings on the website is under consideration.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>9.  Second Vice President’s Report: </strong>Chris Lynch thanked &amp; complimented Chris Caldiero on the current conference. He announced that next year’s conference (the 18<sup>th</sup>) will be held on  April 12, 2014 at Kean University with the theme of “ Connecting the Classroom to Careers” . He noted the theme would be particularly engaging for students as a variation on the <em>What can you do with a Communication degree</em> approach. Sheila reiterated an encouragement of student involvement in all levels of participation. <strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>10. Election: </strong>The nomination committee presented a slate of nominations for the 2013-2014 NJCA Executive Board and invited additional nominations from the floor. There were some requests for clarifications on positions’ responsibilities. It was noted that certain positions evolve as needed. For example, currently, the Special Projects Director’s major focus is handling the review and awards for the top student papers.  The at-large positions were also explained. As one year positions, at-large members are voting board members who provide additional perspectives and can expect to be called upon to assist as needed. For example, this year the three at-large members participated in the review of conference submissions. At-large positions are open to students as well.</p> <p>Initially the slate was passed omitting the position of Corporate Representative. Once it was clarified that, at the expiration of a one year term, when the individual has not indicated a desire to run again, the position is considered vacant. This resulted in one nominee for that position, and thus was considered  uncontested. Therefore, the following people were elected:<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> 2013-2014 NJCA Executive Board: </strong></p> <p>President                                 Christopher Caldiero, Fairleigh Dickinson University</p> <p>1<sup>st</sup> Vice President                    Christopher Lynch, Kean University</p> <p>2<sup>nd</sup> Vice President                    Barna Donovan, St Peter’s University</p> <p>Treasurer                                  Shawn Kildea, Rider University</p> <p>Recording Secretary                Eve Plummer, Seton Hall University</p> <p>Membership Director              Gina Marcello, College of Saint Elizabeth</p> <p>Journal Editor                          Gary Radford, Fairleigh Dickinson University</p> <p>Internet Relations Director      Vera Towle, Monmouth University</p> <p>Historian                                  Thom Gencarelli, Manhattan College</p> <p>Special Projects Director          Gina Herrmann, Bergen Community College</p> <p>Public Relations Director         Mary Harris, Monmouth University</p> <p>Member At-Large 1                  Todd Kelshaw, Montclair State University</p> <p>Member At-Large 2                  Christine Lemesianou, Montclair State University</p> <p>Member At-Large 3                   Laura Farrell. Kean University</p> <p>Undergraduate Student Rep.     Jordan Kohn, The College of New Jersey</p> <p>Graduate Student Rep.              Siddarth Gupta, Kean University</p> <p>Corporate Rep.                          Anita O’Malley, Perspectiv3</p> <p>Community College Rep.          David Pallant, County College of Morris</p> <p>K-12 Representative                 Vacant</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>10. Passing of the Gavel: </strong>Sheila McAllister turned over the gavel to Christopher Caldiero. Chris indicated a goal to address some of the continually occurring operational and procedural issues  ( e.g. memberships, fee schedules).</p> <p>11. John Pollack announced several adjunct positions would be available at The College of New Jersey for the Fall 2013 semester. Contact him directly.</p> <p>12.<strong> </strong><strong>The meeting was adjourned at </strong>12:57pm.<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Respectively submitted. Evelyn Plummer, recording secretary</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Minutes of the NJCA business meeting</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>April 20. 2013, Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham, NJ</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>1. Call to Order: </strong>President Sheila McAllister called the meeting to order at 12:26pm.<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>2. </strong><strong>Approval of Minutes:</strong> Minutes of the last NJCA meeting were approved unanimously without changes.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>3. President’s Report: </strong>Sheila welcomed the conference attendees and acknowledged the insightful comments made by the keynote speaker, Dr. Maureen Taylor.   <strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>4. First Vice President’s Report: </strong>Chris Caldiero welcomed the attendees, acknowledged the good turnout, and thanked the many people who had helped organize the conference. In addition, he encouraged everyone to remain for the afternoon sessions as well as the Best Papers award ceremony.</p> <p><strong>5. Treasurer’s Report: </strong>Shawn Kildea reported  the current NJCA balance is $13,495. [$8238. in the bank and $5256. in Paypal].  This figure reflects  $2000 paid in advance for conference expenses,  but does not include the amounts collected today onsite.  Overall, NJCA is in a good financial status.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>6.  Membership Director’s Report: </strong>Gina Marcello reported 77 paid pre-registrations for the conference. This figure will be updated to reflect on-site registration. She also asked all attendees to stay active and involved in the association. <strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>7. Journal Editor’s Report: </strong>Gary Radford prepared a written report (included below)<strong>. </strong>He noted that the <em>Atlantic Journal of Communication</em> (AJC) is still strong and credible after 21 years and continues to attract high-quality submissions.  With a rigorous acceptance rate, the journal publishes 5 issues a year and manuscripts are now being accepted for the July 2014 issue, and beyond.  In addition, please contact Gary if you are interested in reviewing manuscripts or if you have any ideas for themes for special issues such as the upcoming, November 2013 issue on “Reframing Race and Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration.”</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>8. NJCA Website Report: </strong>Vera Towle reported<strong> </strong>an additional 100 members who connected with the association through Linked In. She reminded everyone that the contact information for executive board  members is available via  the website. Sheila added that the resumption of posting  job openings on the website is under consideration.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>9.  Second Vice President’s Report: </strong>Chris Lynch thanked &amp; complimented Chris Caldiero on the current conference. He announced that next year’s conference (the 18<sup>th</sup>) will be held on  April 12, 2014 at Kean University with the theme of “ Connecting the Classroom to Careers” . He noted the theme would be particularly engaging for students as a variation on the <em>What can you do with a Communication degree</em> approach. Sheila reiterated an encouragement of student involvement in all levels of participation. <strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>10. Election: </strong>The nomination committee presented a slate of nominations for the 2013-2014 NJCA Executive Board and invited additional nominations from the floor. There were some requests for clarifications on positions’ responsibilities. It was noted that certain positions evolve as needed. For example, currently, the Special Projects Director’s major focus is handling the review and awards for the top student papers.  The at-large positions were also explained. As one year positions, at-large members are voting board members who provide additional perspectives and can expect to be called upon to assist as needed. For example, this year the three at-large members participated in the review of conference submissions. At-large positions are open to students as well.</p> <p>Initially the slate was passed omitting the position of Corporate Representative. Once it was clarified that, at the expiration of a one year term, when the individual has not indicated a desire to run again, the position is considered vacant. This resulted in one nominee for that position, and thus was considered  uncontested. Therefore, the following people were elected:<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> 2013-2014 NJCA Executive Board: </strong></p> <p>President                                 Christopher Caldiero, Fairleigh Dickinson University</p> <p>1<sup>st</sup> Vice President                    Christopher Lynch, Kean University</p> <p>2<sup>nd</sup> Vice President                    Barna Donovan, St Peter’s University</p> <p>Treasurer                                  Shawn Kildea, Rider University</p> <p>Recording Secretary                Eve Plummer, Seton Hall University</p> <p>Membership Director              Gina Marcello, College of Saint Elizabeth</p> <p>Journal Editor                          Gary Radford, Fairleigh Dickinson University</p> <p>Internet Relations Director      Vera Towle, Monmouth University</p> <p>Historian                                  Thom Gencarelli, Manhattan College</p> <p>Special Projects Director          Gina Herrmann, Bergen Community College</p> <p>Public Relations Director         Mary Harris, Monmouth University</p> <p>Member At-Large 1                  Todd Kelshaw, Montclair State University</p> <p>Member At-Large 2                  Christine Lemesianou, Montclair State University</p> <p>Member At-Large 3                   Laura Farrell. Kean University</p> <p>Undergraduate Student Rep.     Jordan Kohn, The College of New Jersey</p> <p>Graduate Student Rep.              Siddarth Gupta, Kean University</p> <p>Corporate Rep.                          Anita O’Malley, Perspectiv3</p> <p>Community College Rep.          David Pallant, County College of Morris</p> <p>K-12 Representative                 Vacant</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>10. Passing of the Gavel: </strong>Sheila McAllister turned over the gavel to Christopher Caldiero. Chris indicated a goal to address some of the continually occurring operational and procedural issues  ( e.g. memberships, fee schedules).</p> <p>11. John Pollack announced several adjunct positions would be available at The College of New Jersey for the Fall 2013 semester. Contact him directly.</p> <p>12.<strong> </strong><strong>The meeting was adjourned at </strong>12:57pm.<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Respectively submitted. Evelyn Plummer, recording secretary</strong></p> Minutes - Teleconference - April 15, 2013 2013-04-17T20:49:09Z 2013-04-17T20:49:09Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/113-teleconference-april-15-2013.html Vera Towle do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Monday, April 15, 2013 – 3:30pm</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance:</strong> Chris Caldiero; Mary Harris; Todd Kelshaw; Christine Lemesianou; Christopher Lynch; Gina Marcello; Sheila McAllister; Andy Mudrak; Evelyn Plummer</p> <p><strong>1. Conference Planning: </strong></p> <p><strong> a. </strong>Chris Caldiero<strong> </strong>reported that with just five days remaining before the conference,  several last minute details are falling into place.</p> <p><strong>b.</strong> The program has been finalized, printed and posted to the website.</p> <p><strong>c. </strong>Dr. Maureen Taylor, the keynote speaker, is scheduled to arrive Friday evening.</p> <p><strong>d</strong>. On-site registration begins at 7:30am Saturday, and <strong>Chris C.</strong> asked all board members to arrive as early as possible.</p> <p>e. <strong>Andy M. </strong>will<strong> </strong>resend the information to <strong>Chris C. &amp; Gina M.</strong> on how to access the “back end” of  the online database. Consequently, they will have access to the online registration information for names, payment status, &amp; last minute head counts. At the very least, name badges can be printed in advance for the listed presenters and the executive board members. A supply of blank badges will be available for last minute registrants.</p> <p><strong> f.</strong> <strong>Sheila M.</strong> is assessing which executive board positions are open and she will prepare the ballot in a way that lists the names of the filled positions but also indicates which slots are available for write-in candidates/nominations from the floor. Currently the only nominee mentioned was Barna Donovan (St Peter’s)  for 2<sup>nd</sup> VP. In addition <strong>Sheila </strong>will bring sufficient hard copies of the ballot and of the business meeting agenda.</p> <p>*A list of the positions open for nomination will be posted at the check-in desk.</p> <p><strong>g</strong>.  The day will end by approximately 4:00pm after the  awards ceremony/wrap up session. Afterward, anyone interested is invited to retire to nearby <em>Vanderbilt’s</em> to relax &amp; decompress in a informal setting.</p> <p><strong>h</strong>. <strong>Todd</strong> will be forwarding several templates, signage, and procedural notes used in the past to Chris C. &amp; Gina.</p> <p>i. <strong>Chris C.</strong> will send one more mass email (including<em>:  Please register and pay in advance</em> /<em>Review the meeting minutes online in advance in preparation for voting during the business </em><em>meeting /  Consider running for office</em>.).</p> <p><strong>j</strong>. Since there is no actual NJCA gavel, <strong>Sheila</strong> will ask Chad Dell if he’s willing to lend his once again.</p> <p><strong>k</strong>. Mary H. volunteered  to serve as a conference photographer.</p> <p><strong> l.</strong> Last year there were real time updates posted to Facebook/Twitter. This was particularly popular with the student attendees.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>2. Conference Registration: </strong></p> <p><strong> a. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Advance/Online:</span></strong></p> <p>- Gina reported approximately 65 paid registrants, so far.</p> <p>- Technical difficulties continue to be reported (e.g. intermittent non-acceptance of credit cards, problems with the “forgotten password” workaround, difficulty bypassing Paypal<strong>.</strong>)</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>-       <strong>Andy M.</strong> will look into these issues and can arrange to be available by phone on conference day for any glitches that might arise.</p> <p><strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">b. On Site: </span></strong></p> <p><strong> - Chris C. </strong>reported he will have a computer at the check- in desk for registering walk-up attendees as well as finalizing payment from attendees who entered their information online but preferred paying later. It was mentioned that having multiple computers helps reduce lines &amp; delays (last year’s conference had 3),<strong> </strong> but<strong> </strong>Chris C. doubts that kind of computer support will be available this year. He reiterated that the session rooms</p> <p>WILL have computers &amp; projectors available.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> - </strong>Todd reminded those handling check-in of the need to cross reference database lists with actual payment verification to ensure that all attendees pay accordingly</p> <p> </p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 4/16/13</em></p> <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Phone Conference<br /> Monday, April 15, 2013 – 3:30pm</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance:</strong> Chris Caldiero; Mary Harris; Todd Kelshaw; Christine Lemesianou; Christopher Lynch; Gina Marcello; Sheila McAllister; Andy Mudrak; Evelyn Plummer</p> <p><strong>1. Conference Planning: </strong></p> <p><strong> a. </strong>Chris Caldiero<strong> </strong>reported that with just five days remaining before the conference,  several last minute details are falling into place.</p> <p><strong>b.</strong> The program has been finalized, printed and posted to the website.</p> <p><strong>c. </strong>Dr. Maureen Taylor, the keynote speaker, is scheduled to arrive Friday evening.</p> <p><strong>d</strong>. On-site registration begins at 7:30am Saturday, and <strong>Chris C.</strong> asked all board members to arrive as early as possible.</p> <p>e. <strong>Andy M. </strong>will<strong> </strong>resend the information to <strong>Chris C. &amp; Gina M.</strong> on how to access the “back end” of  the online database. Consequently, they will have access to the online registration information for names, payment status, &amp; last minute head counts. At the very least, name badges can be printed in advance for the listed presenters and the executive board members. A supply of blank badges will be available for last minute registrants.</p> <p><strong> f.</strong> <strong>Sheila M.</strong> is assessing which executive board positions are open and she will prepare the ballot in a way that lists the names of the filled positions but also indicates which slots are available for write-in candidates/nominations from the floor. Currently the only nominee mentioned was Barna Donovan (St Peter’s)  for 2<sup>nd</sup> VP. In addition <strong>Sheila </strong>will bring sufficient hard copies of the ballot and of the business meeting agenda.</p> <p>*A list of the positions open for nomination will be posted at the check-in desk.</p> <p><strong>g</strong>.  The day will end by approximately 4:00pm after the  awards ceremony/wrap up session. Afterward, anyone interested is invited to retire to nearby <em>Vanderbilt’s</em> to relax &amp; decompress in a informal setting.</p> <p><strong>h</strong>. <strong>Todd</strong> will be forwarding several templates, signage, and procedural notes used in the past to Chris C. &amp; Gina.</p> <p>i. <strong>Chris C.</strong> will send one more mass email (including<em>:  Please register and pay in advance</em> /<em>Review the meeting minutes online in advance in preparation for voting during the business </em><em>meeting /  Consider running for office</em>.).</p> <p><strong>j</strong>. Since there is no actual NJCA gavel, <strong>Sheila</strong> will ask Chad Dell if he’s willing to lend his once again.</p> <p><strong>k</strong>. Mary H. volunteered  to serve as a conference photographer.</p> <p><strong> l.</strong> Last year there were real time updates posted to Facebook/Twitter. This was particularly popular with the student attendees.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>2. Conference Registration: </strong></p> <p><strong> a. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Advance/Online:</span></strong></p> <p>- Gina reported approximately 65 paid registrants, so far.</p> <p>- Technical difficulties continue to be reported (e.g. intermittent non-acceptance of credit cards, problems with the “forgotten password” workaround, difficulty bypassing Paypal<strong>.</strong>)</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>-       <strong>Andy M.</strong> will look into these issues and can arrange to be available by phone on conference day for any glitches that might arise.</p> <p><strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">b. On Site: </span></strong></p> <p><strong> - Chris C. </strong>reported he will have a computer at the check- in desk for registering walk-up attendees as well as finalizing payment from attendees who entered their information online but preferred paying later. It was mentioned that having multiple computers helps reduce lines &amp; delays (last year’s conference had 3),<strong> </strong> but<strong> </strong>Chris C. doubts that kind of computer support will be available this year. He reiterated that the session rooms</p> <p>WILL have computers &amp; projectors available.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> - </strong>Todd reminded those handling check-in of the need to cross reference database lists with actual payment verification to ensure that all attendees pay accordingly</p> <p> </p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 4/16/13</em></p> Minutes - Teleconference 3/6/13 2013-03-19T17:34:00Z 2013-03-19T17:34:00Z http://njca.rutgers.edu/membership/minutes/112-minutes-teleconference-3613.html Vera Towle do_not_reply@njca.rutgers.edu <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Teleconference CORRECTED – 3/8/13<br /> Wednesday, March 6. 2013 – 12:00pm</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance:</strong> Chris Caldiero , Shawn Kildea, Chris Lynch, Gina Marcello, Evelyn Plummer</p> <p><strong>1. Conference Registration: </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> a. </strong>Issues with Paypal continue to occur.</p> <p>1) Gina Marcello reported that at least one attempt to enter an institutional registration initially, would not go through.  In addition, people have encountered difficulties attempting to use credit cards for payment. To her knowledge, these problems now have been resolved.</p> <p>2) The current Paypal form allows someone to select “guest” as a registration designation without actually paying the registration membership fee. This would mean the person could show up on Paypal’s “registered list” but not the payment list—thus creating problems for those involved in onsite registration,  the preparation of badges, &amp; accurate head counts for food services. Chris C. pointed out that this designation exists solely for the 10 or so instances of  volunteers and/or actual invited guests.  Suggestions included renaming the button or even eliminating this option altogether &amp; have such individuals register on site. It was also mentioned that Andy Mudrak should be consulted.</p> <p>3) The NJCA Paypal account still lists the name of a former treasurer (Hui-min). Shawn Kildea (treasurer) &amp; Todd Kelshaw ( former membership chair) have been working to fix this but, so far, it has not impacted Shawn’s access to the Paypal account data. Nevertheless, this needs to be corrected to ensure that the treasurer &amp; membership chair can access the back end of the system &amp;  have the up-to-the-minute numbers on registrants and actual payments processed. Todd, Shawn , Gina , &amp;  Andy Mudrak are “charged” to confer as a subcommittee in order  to resolve this issue.</p> <p><strong>2. Conference Planning: </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> a. </strong>Chris C. gave several updates about the submissions:</p> <p>1) The submissions have been distributed to the reviewing committee (Members-at-large).</p> <p>2) The numbers of submissions received suggest that the number of sessions will be similar to last year’s conference. He expects a good acceptance rate. In the next few weeks, those accepted will be notified &amp; encouraged to register in advance. Chris C. will work with Vera to post the preliminary program on the website.</p> <p><strong> b.</strong> The travel arrangements have been made for the keynote speaker (Dr. Maureen Taylor)</p> <p><strong> c.</strong> Chris C. is enlisting students to handle the registration desk &amp; serve as guides.</p> <p><strong>d</strong>.  Chris Lynch initiated discussion on having an area for various institutions’ graduate programs to place &amp;/or distribute their materials. Past conferences have placed a self- service table adjacent to the registration area which would not require an NJCA attendant, but , if an institution wishes, it can designate specific times when a representative will be available to handle inquiries. As recalled by today’s discussants, (in some years) institutional members also have been allowed space in the program.</p> <p><strong>e.</strong> A spirited discussion followed on the role of institutional memberships and whether the current attendance strictures &amp; pricing structure was still meeting the goals of NJCA. Many issues were raised, including:</p> <p>* The policy encourages more student participation.</p> <p>* NJCA only has to mail out one copy of the journal.</p> <p>* The pricing benefits NJCA somewhat more than the institution.</p> <p>* Institutions must make tough choices about which attendees are covered under its umbrella membership.</p> <p>*  These memberships nurture a commitment &amp; beneficial alignment with the state’s colleges/universities.</p> <p>*  etc.</p> <p>Overall, the discussion addressed:  What was our original goal for our institutional membership program &amp; is the current format serving that goal? More discussion to follow.</p> <p><strong>f.</strong> Chris C. would like us to think of ideas for appropriate &amp; innovative “swag”: the gift for the keynote speaker and/or the items handed out to attendees.</p> <p><strong>g. </strong>Anyone with expenses should be sure to keep clear records and work closely with Shawn.</p> <p><strong>4. Looking Forward:</strong></p> <p><strong>a.</strong> Chris Lynch offered <strong>APRIL 12, 2014</strong> as the likely date for the next conference.</p> <p><strong> b.</strong> A possible conference theme is “From classroom to career” and he is considering possible presenters—such as Betsy Bach.</p> <p><strong> c. </strong>There is one candidate for nomination for the 2<sup>nd</sup> vice-president position, but the full slate of nominations still needs to be prepared.</p> <p>The next executive board phone conference is planned to occur in about 1-2 weeks.</p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 3/7/13</em></p> <p><strong>NJCA Executive Board Teleconference CORRECTED – 3/8/13<br /> Wednesday, March 6. 2013 – 12:00pm</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In attendance:</strong> Chris Caldiero , Shawn Kildea, Chris Lynch, Gina Marcello, Evelyn Plummer</p> <p><strong>1. Conference Registration: </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> a. </strong>Issues with Paypal continue to occur.</p> <p>1) Gina Marcello reported that at least one attempt to enter an institutional registration initially, would not go through.  In addition, people have encountered difficulties attempting to use credit cards for payment. To her knowledge, these problems now have been resolved.</p> <p>2) The current Paypal form allows someone to select “guest” as a registration designation without actually paying the registration membership fee. This would mean the person could show up on Paypal’s “registered list” but not the payment list—thus creating problems for those involved in onsite registration,  the preparation of badges, &amp; accurate head counts for food services. Chris C. pointed out that this designation exists solely for the 10 or so instances of  volunteers and/or actual invited guests.  Suggestions included renaming the button or even eliminating this option altogether &amp; have such individuals register on site. It was also mentioned that Andy Mudrak should be consulted.</p> <p>3) The NJCA Paypal account still lists the name of a former treasurer (Hui-min). Shawn Kildea (treasurer) &amp; Todd Kelshaw ( former membership chair) have been working to fix this but, so far, it has not impacted Shawn’s access to the Paypal account data. Nevertheless, this needs to be corrected to ensure that the treasurer &amp; membership chair can access the back end of the system &amp;  have the up-to-the-minute numbers on registrants and actual payments processed. Todd, Shawn , Gina , &amp;  Andy Mudrak are “charged” to confer as a subcommittee in order  to resolve this issue.</p> <p><strong>2. Conference Planning: </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> a. </strong>Chris C. gave several updates about the submissions:</p> <p>1) The submissions have been distributed to the reviewing committee (Members-at-large).</p> <p>2) The numbers of submissions received suggest that the number of sessions will be similar to last year’s conference. He expects a good acceptance rate. In the next few weeks, those accepted will be notified &amp; encouraged to register in advance. Chris C. will work with Vera to post the preliminary program on the website.</p> <p><strong> b.</strong> The travel arrangements have been made for the keynote speaker (Dr. Maureen Taylor)</p> <p><strong> c.</strong> Chris C. is enlisting students to handle the registration desk &amp; serve as guides.</p> <p><strong>d</strong>.  Chris Lynch initiated discussion on having an area for various institutions’ graduate programs to place &amp;/or distribute their materials. Past conferences have placed a self- service table adjacent to the registration area which would not require an NJCA attendant, but , if an institution wishes, it can designate specific times when a representative will be available to handle inquiries. As recalled by today’s discussants, (in some years) institutional members also have been allowed space in the program.</p> <p><strong>e.</strong> A spirited discussion followed on the role of institutional memberships and whether the current attendance strictures &amp; pricing structure was still meeting the goals of NJCA. Many issues were raised, including:</p> <p>* The policy encourages more student participation.</p> <p>* NJCA only has to mail out one copy of the journal.</p> <p>* The pricing benefits NJCA somewhat more than the institution.</p> <p>* Institutions must make tough choices about which attendees are covered under its umbrella membership.</p> <p>*  These memberships nurture a commitment &amp; beneficial alignment with the state’s colleges/universities.</p> <p>*  etc.</p> <p>Overall, the discussion addressed:  What was our original goal for our institutional membership program &amp; is the current format serving that goal? More discussion to follow.</p> <p><strong>f.</strong> Chris C. would like us to think of ideas for appropriate &amp; innovative “swag”: the gift for the keynote speaker and/or the items handed out to attendees.</p> <p><strong>g. </strong>Anyone with expenses should be sure to keep clear records and work closely with Shawn.</p> <p><strong>4. Looking Forward:</strong></p> <p><strong>a.</strong> Chris Lynch offered <strong>APRIL 12, 2014</strong> as the likely date for the next conference.</p> <p><strong> b.</strong> A possible conference theme is “From classroom to career” and he is considering possible presenters—such as Betsy Bach.</p> <p><strong> c. </strong>There is one candidate for nomination for the 2<sup>nd</sup> vice-president position, but the full slate of nominations still needs to be prepared.</p> <p>The next executive board phone conference is planned to occur in about 1-2 weeks.</p> <p><em>Respectfully submitted by Evelyn Plummer, </em><em>Recording Secretary,</em><em> 3/7/13</em></p>